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Mike Cottmeyer08/16/12
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Best Quote So Far from Agile 2012

Agile 2012 has been amazing so far, but this quote takes the cake. The most “quotable” event so far happened yesterday when I was in Jeff Patton’s session. He said...

Giorgio Sironi08/15/12
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Why I am functophobic

"Lots of functions", functional and object-oriented are wildly different things in PHP.

Larry White08/14/12
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Measuring Productivity Through Code-Mining

I believe you can measure hacker productivity by looking at the code they write, so I developed a measure of productivity and measured it with some of my friends.

Matthias Marschall08/13/12
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Devops and The Lean Startup

Let’s take a look how the ideas of The Lean Startup and Devops enrich each other to successfully create product development flow.

Giorgio Sironi08/13/12
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Lean Tools: Contracts

The appropriate incentives comes from the right contract for your situation.

Esther Derby 08/08/12
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Estimating Is Often Helpful. Estimates Often Aren't.

Estimating helps when the process of estimating builds shared understanding among the people who want the work done and the people doing the work.

Arnon Rotem-gal-oz08/07/12
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Make Technical Debt Explicit

When you work towards a release or some other looming milestone. There’s that urge to leave stuff behind, cut some corners – you know, just a wee bit, no harm done – so we can ship the damn thing already.

Giorgio Sironi08/06/12
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Lean Tools: Measurements

You can't manage what you can't measure... But should you manage it at all?

Ben Wootton08/05/12
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How Maven Enforces Good Habits!

One of the biggest leaps forward in my productivity and enjoyment, as a developer was when I learned about and adopted Maven for my Java projects.

Jez Humble08/03/12
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Jez Humble: Why Software Development Methodologies Suck

I never thought we'd be hearing those words from Jez Humble, an advocate for Agility at ThoughtWorks, but here is the point he's trying to make...

Giorgio Sironi08/01/12
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Lean Tools: Refactoring

Continuous refactoring is a premise of incremental development that is often overlooked.

Kief Morris07/31/12
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Devops as a Confidence Game

As an initiative to get developers, sysadmins, and testers working together to increase the speed of delivering high quality software changes, a key challenge devops must address is trust. Sysadmins simply don’t trust developers to hand them production ready code.

Ben Wootton07/29/12
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Metrics Driven Development

Once we have good metrics and a good set of monitoring systems on top of them, we can be much more aggressive in pushing out changes due to the fact that this style of monitoring gives us a very effective early warning system with regards to bugs or breakages that have been introduced.

Eric Minick07/28/12
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Dev and Ops: Sharing the Risk

Developers are driven by getting new features out the door. Operations, being charged with keeping things running, wants to avoid change. RISK is a 4-letter word keeping them apart.

Jim Bird07/26/12
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Availability of Systems and Data is a Devops Problem, not a Security Problem

Everyone knows the C-I-A triad for information security: security is about protecting the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of systems and data. In a recent post, Warren Axelrod argues that Availability is the most important of these factors for security. I don't agree...