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Kief Morris10/07/12
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Quality + Simplicity - the Sweet Spot

There is a common belief in the software development world that a tradeoff exists between speed of delivery and quality, an idea Martin Fowler calls the Tradable Quality Hypothesis. It’s the idea that, in a pinch, you can speed up software delivery by not worrying so much about quality.

Nick Jordan10/05/12
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Our Search for the Perfect Project Management Tool

We’ve tried Co-Human (now MindJet), Redmine, Trello, OmniPlan, Pivotal Tracker, heck even Microsoft has given a shot at the PM tool marketplace. Each PM tool has a set of features that set it apart from the other; time tracking, estimates, client delivery, to do lists, budgets, assignments, etc.

John Cook10/04/12
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Your Software Flow is More Like a Whirlpool than a Pipeline

Most software looks more like a whirlpool than a pipeline. Data swirls around in loops before going down the drain.

Rodrigo De Castro10/03/12
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The Virtuous Cycle of Being On-Call

… or how you can make on-call for service providers a virtuous cycle. In the tech world, for everything that is running as a service or website 24/7/365, there must be someone available to take care of any issues that arise.

Michael Dubakov10/03/12
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What Should We Do to Make Learning More Efficient?

Here's a discussion of a metaphor for learning that suggests the process of educating oneself is akin to geological field research.

Giorgio Sironi10/03/12
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Erlang: functions (part 2)

Or, why infinite recursion is perfectly fine.

Troy Hunt10/03/12
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5 Ways to do Source Control Really, Really Wrong

If working without everything being under source control is not both a scary thought and a distant memory – STOP IT RIGHT NOW! Seriously folks, we’re well and truly beyond this as a profession and many VCS products are free. Many come with very minimal financial and effort outlays.

Bill Armstrong10/03/12
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Sitdown with Tim Cunningham: Git Version Control; The Future of Cloud and Mobile

Tim Cunningham, Vice President of IDMI, joined our host Anthony Pompliano to discuss his presentation on Git Version Control at NC Dev Con 2012 along with his thoughts on the future of mobile and cloud development.

Giorgio Sironi10/01/12
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The Pomodoro updates

New experiences with the Pomodoro Technique, personal backlogs and an Agile team.

Jez Humble09/28/12
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John Allspaw Discusses DevOps and Continuous Delivery

John Allspaw is the SVP of Tech Operations at Etsy, and is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning and Web Operations published by O’Reilly.

Jacob Orshalick09/27/12
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Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore DevOps

If you haven’t started looking at DevOps in your organization, I highly recommend you do. Not only will it keep you competitive, but it may be the key factor to differentiating your organization from the rest of the market.

Giorgio Sironi09/26/12
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Erlang: functions (part 1)

Recursion, anonymous functions and what is this Y combinator everyone is talking about.

Frank Kelly09/25/12
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Book review of "Software Estimation"

Published over 6 years ago "Software Estimation" by Steve McConnell is a great read. As a practitioner of the agile arts I must say in reading it now this book seems like the last great attempt to "fix" waterfall and "big design up front" (BDUF) methodologies which were known for their very distinct big phases of requirements, design, development, testing and release.

Giorgio Sironi09/24/12
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Development of Latex documents

I found out that you can apply to authoring Latex documents many concepts and principles (e.g. an automated build) that you know as Agile and Lean practices.

Mitch Pronschinske09/20/12
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Fail Faster! It Helps!

A new version of Go, the Continuous Delivery managment tool by ThoughtWorks Studios, is up for grabs today with a feature that is going to help package the right versions of your components and eliminate spurious builds.