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Johanna Rothman04/03/14
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Design Your Agile Project, Part 2

The point of using agile is to get finish something valuable-to-the-business quickly, to get feedback. Agile is all about change.

Alec Noller04/02/14
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Introduction to Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery (CD) is a software development design practice used to increase the efficiency of the software delivery process. It encourages more frequent enhancements, and these smaller, iterative changes allow for quick bug fixes with minimal risk. Ultimately, CD is about keeping things moving.

Alec Noller04/02/14
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Dev of the Week: Nicolas Frankel

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Nicolas Frankel, IT consultant with 10 years experience in Java and JEE environments.

Mike Cottmeyer04/02/14
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Managing the Impossible with an Agile Budget

Release planning is without a doubt one of the most challenging responsibilities for agile teams.

Mike Hadlow04/02/14
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Docker: Bulk Remove Images and Containers

I’ve been playing around creating new images and containers and debugging my Dockerfile, and I’ve wound up with lots of temporary containers and images. It’s really tedious repeatedly running ‘docker rm’ and ‘docker rmi’, so I’ve knocked up a couple of bash commands to bulk delete images and containers.

Manali Gupta04/01/14
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The Need for Agile Project Management

Project management plays a vital role in any project success whether a project follows a traditional approach or an agile process. Many projects involve complex problems or fast moving situations. You are focusing on one deliverable or solving problem but there is a need to change whole course and revise your plans.

Jim Highsmith04/01/14
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Don't "Control" Agile Projects

One common complaint about agile methods is that management doesn’t have the same degree of “control” over projects. We need to stop worrying about this complaint as a vice and start thinking of it as a virtue.

Rob Galanakis04/01/14
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What if Carl Sagan were a hack?

Neil deGrasse Tyson talked some about how stellar of a scientist Carl Sagan was and what an impact Carl had on Neil personally. What a reminder for those of us that have moved into managing and left behind creating. Should our dues, once paid, last forever?

Chris Odell03/31/14
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The Conventions Of Coding

Do you use coding conventions? They help the code to speak for itself and make the learning curve a little less steep. However, do some conventions get in the way more than help?

Gil Zilberfeld03/31/14
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Good vs. Evil

Agile was a developer thing, and now it’s out there in the hands of the uninitiated.

Lorna Mitchell03/31/14
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Quick Switch Between Git Branches

Today's little-known git feature (or maybe everyone knows but me? I only found this a few months ago) is for quickly switching between branches. Usually I would switch branches with: git checkout [branchname]

Sarah Ervin03/30/14
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The Best of the Week (Mar. 21): Agile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (Mar. 21 to Mar. 27). This week's topics include two discussions of Reuse, the ethics of producing open source code, a contrary view of mandated agile, and the top 10 persons that could hinder a daily standing meeting.

Steve Rogalsky03/28/14
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Personal Kanban, Velocity, and Replenishing the Ready Queue

If you use personal kanban for a while, you can start to track how many cards you can do in a day and use that for your planning.

George Dinwiddie03/28/14
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Definition of Ready

Many time, in the middle of developing a user story, the programmer discovers a question about how it’s intended to work. Or the tester, when looking at the functionality that’s been developed, questions if it’s really supposed to work that way.

Eli Bendersky03/28/14
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Rewriting the lexer benchmark in Go

Last year I was toying with a simple lexer, implementing it using multiple approaches in both Python and Javascript. Redoing the same task using multiple approaches and using more than one language is a very interesting code kata and a great way to learn. Hopefully the code would be useful/interesting to someone.