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Robert McIlree02/08/11
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Where Enterprise Architecture and Project Management Intersect

My long-term readers know that I function as an enterprise architect and project manager (but not both simultaneously) and that I have taught (and continue to teach) project management courses at the university level for over 10 years. Over the years,...

Giorgio Sironi02/08/11
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Behavior-Driven Development in PHP with Behat

What is Behavior-Driven Development? A formal definition can be found on Wikipedia:BDD is a second-generation, outside-in, pull-based, multiple-stakeholder, multiple-scale, high-automation, agile methodology. It describes a cycle of interactions with...

Jesse Warden02/07/11
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Agile Chronicles #4: P to the Oh to the Sea, Strategy, and Design Challenges

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 Waters02/07/11
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Track Your Agile Projects with a Project Burndown Chart

Agile project management often needs more than the practices provided as standard by agile methods. Tracking project status is one area where I think that’s true. Scrum includes the concept of a Sprint Burndown Chart.  For those that aren’t familiar...

Giorgio Sironi02/07/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Delta Assertion

Sometimes we do not know the initial state of the fixture we are going to use for a test. In this case, it's likely to be a Shared Fixture, or even simply a Standard one which we do not want to be coupled to.In other, more complex scenarios, the fixture is...

Imran Baloch02/05/11
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New Validation Attributes in ASP.NET MVC 3 Future

Introduction: Validating user inputs is an very important step in collecting information from users because it helps you to prevent errors during processing data. Incomplete or improperly formatted user inputs will create lot of problems for your...

James Sugrue02/05/11
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Prediction #6: Continuous integration becomes central to deployment, Jenkins attacks Hudson with a chicken

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

Maarten Balliauw02/04/11
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MvcSiteMapProvider 3.0.0 released

Just a quick note to tell that MvcSiteMapProvider 3.0.0 has been released and is available on CodePlex and NuGet. This version is targeted at ASP.NET MVC 3. If you are still using ASP.NET MVC 2, no worries: version 2.3.1 contains the exact same...

Den D.02/04/11
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January 2011 Update for Windows Phone 7 dev tools - New Emulator & Utilities

The long awaited update for the official developer tools is out. And although the actual update for the phone itself is not out, you can already see what the new system will carry - copy and paste functionality. One interesting thing is that you won't be able...

James Sugrue02/04/11
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Prediction #7: Web-based code editors become viable, cloud-based IDE platforms remain a pipe dream

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

Mike Cottmeyer02/04/11
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The Product Owner and Governance?

This is going to be a quick little post to see if I can get some feedback from you guys… In my recent post 12 Key Agile Assumptions, I made the assertion that agile methods assume you have minimal process governance. Here is an except from that post:

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...