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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...

Jurgen Appelo01/03/11
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Manage Yourself with Measures

In 2007 I read 31 novels. In 2008 I read 19 novels. In 2009 I read 12 novels. In 2010 I read 8 novels.

Giorgio Sironi01/03/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Creation Method

In our journey into fixture creation strategies, we are transitioning from a simple Inline Setup to a Delegated Setup: from a bunch of new operators to external Creation Methods. Fixture setup is the process of creating objects for test purposes, being them...

Sasha Goldshtein01/03/11
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Writing a Compiler in C#: C Code Generation, Part 1

After having discussed in some detail the lexical analysis and parsing phases, it’s time to get our hands dirty with actual code generation. Theoretically speaking, our parser emits an intermediate representation of the parsed program—the...

Mike Cottmeyer12/29/10
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My, How the Times Are a Changin’

@mcottmeyer: Interesting Post… [Agile Guide] – Rotating Responsibility for Scrums and Retrospectives http://dlvr.it/CFN4q @davenicolette: “Take the reins…standard meetings…assign a different leader…” My, how agile thinking has deteriorated...

Giorgio Sironi12/29/10
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Delegated Setup

Inline Setup is pretty simple to understand: you just create the fixture when you need them, in the Test Method that needs them. But sometimes the process gets too long, or unreadable, or full of duplicated code between tests. So you have to factor out that...

Alosh Bennett12/28/10
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Implementation and Testing of Software Projects

Computer Society of India, Hyderabad Chapter had organized a Workshop on Project Development and I was lucky to give a talk on its implementation and testing aspects. Among the speakers was Mr Raju Kanchibhotla, Chairman of CSI, Hyderabad who gave an...

Martin Hinshelwood12/28/10
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Ghost team foundation build controllers

Quite often after an upgrade there are things left over. Most of the time they are easy to delete, but sometimes it takes a little effort.

Rob Williams12/28/10
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Well, Hello Github

So after my last post, I decided I would try to just setup commit emails on our git repository. I found a project called git-commit-notifier. It‘s a Ruby project that produces decent looking diffs that are colored.

Allan Kelly12/27/10
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Product Management an open secret, a differenciator

At the Skills Matter Agile Lean Kanban exchange the other week someone - sorry I missed you name - told me about a report from the BBC on Product Management. It turns out the report is from a branch of the BBC I didn’t know about, “BBC Academy” and...

Mark Needham12/27/10
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Theory of Constraints: Blaming the bottleneck

I've been reading The Goal over the last week or so where Eliyahu Goldratt describes the theory of constraints as a philosophy for allowing organisations to continually achieve their goal. Goldratt goes on to describe bottlenecks – resources which have a...

Rob Williams12/27/10
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Github: More on How Free Sucks

So I am really happy to have changed to Git, I already blogged about that. One of my main motivations was so I could use *Gerrit*, a code review tool that makes it so people have to review code before it's merged with the server branch that others are...

Giorgio Sironi12/27/10
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Inline Setup

We are entering the realm of fixture setup, when we will see how Shared/Fresh Standard/Minimal Fixtures are effectively implemented within the context of xUnit frameworks. These patterns do not discuss if the fixture is:shared between tests (Shared)created...

Den D.12/26/10
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.NET Developer Tools - What you should (could) have in your toolbox

Scott Hansleman has a pretty decent list of software tools that might be useful for developer and regular users in their daily life. My intention with this list is not to copy the existing resource but rather list some .NET-specific tools that developers...

David Bland12/25/10
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Lost in Agile Translation

As ambassadors for organizational change, we routinely face obstacles ranging from the usage of scrum rhetoric by trainers to stubbornly persistent misconceptions. As a result, we continually strive to improve upon how we connect to those who may have...