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Giorgio Sironi01/10/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Prebuilt Fixture

The goal we want to tackle today is: how to prepare Shared Fixture before the first test runs? There are of course other approaches, like lazy creation, but simply having it always available simplifies the rest of the test suite. For instance, the tests can...

Mark Lines01/07/11
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Updates to the Agile Manifesto?

The Agile Manifesto (www.agilemanifesto.org) is the rally cry of all software developers against the bureaucratic and wasteful, document-heavy and plan-driven traditional methods of building software.  However, it is almost 10 years old now.  While it...

Julian Simpson01/07/11
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XFD: now with CruiseControl and TeamCity support

Happy new year! Your belated Christmas gift is a new release of XFD, our build radiator, with support for CruiseControl, and Team City:

Chris Spagnuolo01/06/11
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Ideas without action are called dreams

 Did you have some great ideas in 2010? What became of them?  Did you act on them and create something…or are they still just great ideas? Here are some thoughts about ideas:

Giorgio Sironi01/06/11
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A programmer on the cloud

As a programmer, I hate duplication. But moving between different workstations, or even between a netbook and my primary computer, requires me to share data such as documents, code, PDF files and so on.

Martin Hinshelwood01/05/11
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What to do after a servicing fails on TFS 2010

What do you do if you run a couple of hotfixes against your TFS 2010 server and you start to see seem odd behaviour? A customer of mine encountered that very problem, but they could not just, or at least not easily, go back a version.

Venkatesh Kris...01/05/11
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Agile estimation and Planning – Presentation

Recently Mike Cohn presented the summary of his book Agile estimation and planning during Las Vegas Conference.

Giorgio Sironi01/05/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Implicit Setup

Sometimes a fixture is well-defined, and can be extracted from Test Methods without loss of clarity. Maybe it's only an irrelevant part of all the fixtures we'll need in a test. Or it is a System Under Test which is a leaf in the object graph, and its...

Den D.01/05/11
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MonoDroid in public beta

It was announced by Miguel de Icaza, the project lead for Mono (the open-source implementation of the .NET Framework) that the MonoDroid beta is now open for public access. MonoDroid is an abstraction layer on top of the Android SDK that allows .NET...

Peter Schuh01/04/11
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That Huge Estimate May Be a Vote of No Confidence

I’ve seen it happen several times. The business requests an upfront, full-cost estimate for some feature or functionality. A business person writes something up – far simpler than the normal story-writing or requirements-drafting process. The...

James Shore01/04/11
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Let's Play TDD #70: Reflections on Incremental Design

The source code for this episode is available here. Visit the Let's Play archive for more episodes!

Nick Boldt01/04/11
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Using Git like CVS

Tonight I moved the http://rainbowcinemas.ca sources from phpeclipse and CVS to PDT and Git. Below are some gotchas and tips for initial repo creation, how to keep the central remote copy up to date, and how to work around complaints about updating master...

Giorgio Sironi01/04/11
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These are not the buzzwords you're looking for

Sometimes you come across expressons which are commonly used in the Agile community, but which lack a formal or straightforward definition.I have to say that in the Agile and eXtreme Programming community the scenario is often much better: Test-Driven...

Ted Neward01/03/11
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Tech Predictions, 2011 Edition

Long-time readers of this blog know what’s coming next: it’s time for Ted to prognosticate on what the coming year of tech will bring us. But I believe strongly in accountability, even in my offered-up-for-free predictions, so one of the traditions of...

Michael Norton01/03/11
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You are a Leader

Leaders are chosenLeadership is neither assigned nor selected. People choose whom to follow and a leader thereby emerges. “The led must not be compelled, they must be able to choose their own leader” - Albert EinsteinWe always have a choice. We may not...