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Steve Ciske01/31/11
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Can You Go From Zero to Hero by using SaaS?

I was reading through some updates on a few social networking sites.  When I came across a link posted by one of my friends, Josh Minton,  who posted an article by Aaron Levie, the CEO and co-founder of Box.net.  The article titled How the IT department...

Shekhar Gulati01/31/11
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JUnit 4.9 - Class and Suite Level Rules

If you have worked with JUnit Rule API which was introduced in version  4.8 then you might probably also think that they are very useful. For example, there is a Rule called TemporaryFolder which creates files and folder before test is executed and...

Giorgio Sironi01/31/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Behavior Verification

Sometimes the System Under Test does not have a final state that we can evaluate, or it does not produce an output to check with explicit assertions. In these cases, it is the interaction with other objects that we can and should define tests on.

Yaron Naveh01/31/11
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Xml Digital Signature: Signing the KeyInfo

Frederic Vidal had shown me recently a nice trick with Xml digital signatures. Suppose you want to add a signature which looks like this:

Mitch Pronschinske01/30/11
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Prediction #9: Majority of developers demand access to Agile/ALM tools from IDE, look elsewhere for pretty colours and oversized fonts

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

Mitch Pronschinske01/29/11
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Prediction #10: Agile rollouts increasingly driven from executive office, developer backlash follows

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

David Bland01/27/11
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Dipping Your Toes Into Kanban

The following post was originally a guest article for Planbox and is the basis for my proposed Agile2011 Lightning Talk Like me, you may have read about the growing popularity of kanban in the agile software development community. Perhaps its mysterious...

Michael Dubakov01/27/11
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The Lean Team

Why do teams jell? Why some teams are trustful, enthusiastic and passionate; while other teams are apathetic and boring? There is no recipe to build a great team. You can’t add 5 grams of trust, 3 grams of fire, pour in some communication and boil till...

Merrick Chaffer01/26/11
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SQL Server Query Optimization Rules of Thumb

Just came across this very helpful article.  The main highlights are at the bottom as follows… Good candidates for clustered indexes are:

Steve Ciske01/26/11
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SCRUM in Under 10 Minutes

This is one of the best SCRUM overviews I've seen in some time.  Just thought I would share.

Dele Sikuade01/26/11
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A Pattern Worth Repeating

Someone once told me that if you wish to curse a company then give them your code but not the people who wrote it. I can attest to the truth of this from my time as a CTO. When a disgruntled client sacked their software development company and passed the...

Giorgio Sironi01/26/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: State Verification

How do you test your code? USually the simplest way involves creating a System Under Test and its necessary fixtures, or collaborators. Then you can exercise it by calling one or more methods. After the act phase, you inspect the final state you have reached,...

Aslam Khan01/25/11
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Striking a Balance: Let Scrum Die

I live in Cape Town, South Africa.  Apart from the great beaches, a mountain in the middle of the city, good food, and good wine there is a great enthusiasm for agile software development in this town.  It's been around for a while but really started...

Allan Kelly01/25/11
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Scrum + Technical practices = XP ?

My last blog post (Scrum has 3 Advantages Over XP) attracted a couple of interesting comments - certainly getting comments from Uncle Bob Martin and Tom Gilb shows people are listening. And it’s Tom’s comment I want to address.

Jared Richardson01/25/11
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Drive By Requirements

I'm working on the requirements chapter of Ship It! That work led to a spirited discussion of the ideal (iterative requirements) or real life (we're rushed, on a schedule, and underfunded. Can't be done right. Just has to be done.) This paragraph (which...