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Mitch Pronschinske02/25/10
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What Developers Can Expect from Microsoft

In order to stay competitive with Oracle and IBM in the development tools arena, Microsoft has plans to invest and continue investing in several key areas for the future of development.  Microsoft plans to stay on top of the many choices developers will...

Olga Kouzina02/25/10
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Elegance is an Attitude

Recently I’ve come across a post on harmfulness of analogies with martial arts. Indeed, there’s a handful of posts comparing software development, or agile adoption, or product development  with  martial arts  - Aikido, Karate, Judo etc.

Julian Simpson02/24/10
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The hidden cost of building

Thanks to EJ Ciramella for this thought provoking post. There’ll be a Build Doctor T-Shirt on it’s way to him soon. In this down economy, irrespective of size of company involved, people want to save money, limit costs and increase throughput of their...

Julian Simpson02/23/10
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Continuous Integration in the cloud: good idea?

Continuous Integration can be tricky to provision. It’s IO or CPU bound at the beginning and then it has a tendancy to batter your database for a long time while staying almost idle. Slava Imeshev of Viewtier kindly commented on myoutsourcing ...

Kelly Waters02/23/10
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10 Things I Hate About Agile Development!

Agile development. Love it or hate it, there's no doubt that it's here to stay. I've enjoyed a great deal of success thanks to agile software development and agile project management methods, but here are 10 things I hate about Agile! 1. Saying you're doing...

Lyndsey Clevesy02/22/10
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Doc List on Facilitation, Behavioral Patterns

Steven "Doc" List is the Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, a global agile consultancy and ALM tool vendor.  In his consulting, List emphasizes...

Mitch Pronschinske02/22/10
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CollabNet Goes Agile, Acquires Danube

Today, CollabNet announced that it has acquired Danube Technologies, a company that develops Scrum project management software and conducts Scrum certification training.  Founded in 2000, Danube was a small business with about 30 employees before the...

Joshua Barnes02/22/10
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Pulling the plug...

What happens when the plug is pulled too soon on an initiative's budget?

Julian Simpson02/19/10
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A way to cool dependency Hell?

How to break a deploy: Take one codebase. Sieve in a new class. Mix in the dry ingredients and a new runtime dependency. Place another dependency on a pre-warmed Hudson, bake for 10 minutes (on a medium heat) and then deploy. Oh dear. It didn’t...

Michael Dubakov02/18/10
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Relax, Agile Development IS Growing Up

I read Agile development grows UP article written by Mark Lines. It has quite a strange taste… Is it an attempt to advertise new methodology? I hope it is, otherwise Mark is completely missing the point and agile development trends.I want to review the...

Lyndsey Clevesy02/17/10
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Uncle Bob on Software Craftsmanship

Bob Martin is the founder of Object Mentor, a team of experienced software professionals that provide Agile and Object Oriented Design training and...

Mitch Pronschinske02/17/10
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Electric Cloud's New Tools Avoid Unnecessary Builds

Electric Cloud has recently developed several unique capabilities for its software production suite, and now the company has built these technologies into the newest versions of their ElectricAccelerator and ElectricCommander products, which were released...

Mark Lines02/17/10
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Agile development grows UP

“The Agile community likes to think that they represent God’s answer to good software development.  NO!!  You are acting like children and making fools of us all!!” - Scott Ambler, IBM Rational Software Conference 2009I have followed Scott for...

Mitch Pronschinske02/17/10
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Pair Programming Tactics

Many developers have embraced the tactics of pair programming while others have shunned and criticized it, generating controversy over whether or not it's generally a good method for development.  One of the problems is in the broad definition of pair...

Michael Dubakov02/16/10
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Cumulative Flow Chart in Kanban: Real Usage Example

Cumulative Flow diagram is a very good starting point for stop-the-line or retrospective meeting. Here is a real example from TargetProcess development.