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Jesse Warden02/04/11
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Agile Chronicles #3: Branch Workflow

The Agile Chronicles is a set of articles documenting my experiences using an Agile process (Scrum) in software development on my current Flex project.

Julian Simpson02/03/11
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WebDriver: now at Sauce Labs

WebDriver now runs against Sauce Labs‘ testing service – using many different browsers.  And you can pay by the hour.  This is awesome:

Mike Cottmeyer02/03/11
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Two Dimensions of Agile Transformation

Earlier this week we talked about the idea that agile adoption and agile transformation are not the same thing. Agile adoption is about introducing practices, the doing side of the equation. Agile transformation has to do with change, the being side of...

Julian Holmes02/03/11
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The Waterfall Comfort Blanket

From my experiences of working with many software project teams over the years, I have regularly been frustrated with the instinctive response of the project to revert to a waterfall mindset at the first sign of project difficulty. The moment anything...

Giorgio Sironi02/03/11
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Is touch typing mandatory?

Touch typing. Its Wikipedia definition is lapidary.Touch typing is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. -- WikipediaIs touch typing a mandatory skill for programmers?Jeff Atwood thinks so:When you're...

James Sugrue02/03/11
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Prediction #8: Eclipse and Visual Studio dominate the IDE market, become even more boring

This is a reposting from Mik Kersten's Tasktop Blog.  Look for more predictions in this series on his blog and on Agile Zone.

Abby Fichtner02/02/11
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Is Deploying to Production 50x/Day a GOOD Idea?

I had the pleasure of attending the Continuous Deployment Breakfast with Eric Ries last week.

Jesse Warden02/02/11
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Agile Chronicles #2: Code Refactoring

The Agile Chronicles is a set of articles documenting my experiences using an Agile process (Scrum) in software development on my current Flex project.

Kelly Waters02/02/11
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Lean Principle #6 – Respect People

Principle number 6 of the 7 key principles of lean software development is Respect People. It’s yet another principle that should really be common sense.  But unfortunately too many people sometimes forget this basic human courtesy, especially in the...

Giorgio Sironi02/02/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Custom Assertion

Sometimes we want to only check the traits of objects and values which are interesting for the current test, not to compare them as a whole with a reference one. Moreover, we want our test to be readable, and complex conditional logic in them is only going to...

Geert Bossuyt02/01/11
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Scrum : Effective Sprint Zero

What is it about waterfall we want to avoid ?   It's mostly the transition moments !   A lot of information is simply lost when you transfer it from one person to another.  Another thing we want to avoid is to create a strict order in things because...

Jesse Warden02/01/11
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Agile Chronicles #1: Stressful

The Agile Chronicles is a set of articles documenting my experiences using an Agile process (Scrum) in software development on my current Flex project.

Dror Helper02/01/11
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Don’t avoid difficult tasks

I was late to work yesterday. Everything was going well – I had my year old daughter, her bag, my bag, my car keys and was ready to leave I got to the door and I couldn’t find the house keys…

Mike Cottmeyer01/31/11
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The 12 Key Reasons Companies Adopt Agile

So… I’m starting to see a pattern here… Snowmageddon in Atlanta and I go on a ‘flurry’ of writing… get back into the groove of working, and I can’t seem to manage a post or two. I’m going to have to figure out how to muster some serious...

Robert Diana01/31/11
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Failures Are Really Mini Successes

I tend to talk about failure a bit on this blog. Failure is a good topic for discussion, whether it is project failure or failures by people. Why is it such a good topic to talk about? Because people fail every day and so do companies. However, in our...