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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...

Peter Schuh01/31/11
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Doing Big Deployments That Don’t Suck

I’ve been doing more than my fair share of deployments lately. These deployments aren’t the one-click-then-beer variety you find on Heroku or in some seriously agile shops. These deployments are arduous day-long journeys, caravanning eight unique...

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.