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Software Development Conferences Forecast November 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 16:00
Here is a list of software development related conferences and events on Agile project management ( Scrum, Lean, Kanban), software testing and software quality, software architecture, programming (Java, .NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP), DevOps and databases (NoSQL, MySQL, etc.) that will take place in the coming weeks and that have media partnerships with the Methods […]

Quote of the Month November 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 13:32
There is surely no team sport in which every player on the field is not accurately aware of the score at any and every moment of play. Yet in software development it is not uncommon to find team members who do not know the next deadline, or what their colleagues are doing. Nor is it […]

Software Development Linkopedia November 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 15:08
Here is our monthly selection of knowledge on programming, software testing and project management. This month you will find some interesting information and opinions about introvert project manager, scaling Agile, Test-Driven Development, UX vs UI, philosophy and programming, retrospectives, BDD in Java and Agile metrics. Blog: How Introvert Can Survive as Project Manager Blog: #AgileAfrica […]

Is Your Organization Killing Your Software?

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:19
When asked “What is your architecture?” most people immediately respond with how their software is laid out and what their plans are for improving parts of it. Rarely does anybody really think through their team and organizational architecture, and even more rarely do people understand how that may fundamentally impact how the software gets written […]

The Software Development Knights Who Say “No!”

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 17:13
In the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail“, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table had to face the obstacle of the knights who say “ni!” to travel further in their quest for the Grail. In the modern software development world, it seems that software developers can instead follow the knights that […]

Software Architecture for the Unknown

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 16:35
In this SATURN 2016 Keynote, Grady Booch discusses about architecting the unknown. There are many systems that we know how to architect (usually because we’ve built them many times before). There also many systems for which we know a process that will lead us to a reasonable architecture (usually because the forces on our project […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast October 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 14:02
Here is a list of software development related conferences and events on Agile project management ( Scrum, Lean, Kanban), software testing and software quality, software architecture, programming (Java, .NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP), DevOps and databases (NoSQL, MySQL, etc.) that will take place in the coming weeks and that have media partnerships with the Methods […]

Software Development Linkopedia October 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:02
Here is our monthly selection of knowledge on programming, software testing and project management. This month you will find some interesting information and opinions about the life and career of a software developer, technical debt, DevOps, software testing, metrics, microservices, API and mobile testing. Blog: Being A Developer After 40 Blog: Tech Debt Snowball – […]

Quote of the Month October 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 12:00
If you blindly accept what clients say they want and proceed with a project on that basis, both you and the clients may be in for a rude awakening. You will have built something the clients cannot use. Often in the process of building a solution, the clients learn what they need is not the […]

A Critical Review of the IoT Hype

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 16:58
According to the Gartner Hype Cycle 2015, Internet of Things (IoT) is on the “Peak of Inflated Expectations”. So it’s time to take a good hard look past the promises of IoT , to see what it is really accomplishing. What is IoT really? What do companies mean when they dream about the IoT revolution? […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast September 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 15:01
Here is a list of software development related conferences and events on Agile project management ( Scrum, Lean, Kanban), software testing and software quality, software architecture, programming (Java, .NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP), DevOps and databases (NoSQL, MySQL, etc.) that will take place in the coming weeks and that have media partnerships with the Methods […]

Acceptance Tests & Agile Teams Coaching in Methods & Tools Fall 2016 issue

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 13:13
Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has published its Fall 2016 issue that discusses alternatives to acceptance tests, Agile transformation, software project estimation, Agile coaching and the following free software tools: DbFit, generjee, Mox. Methods & Tools Fall 2016 issue content: * Alternatives to Acceptance Tests […]

Software Development Linkopedia September 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 15:11
Here is our monthly selection of knowledge on programming, software testing and project management. This month you will find some interesting information and opinions about being a better developer, software architecture, tech leadership, shrinking the product backlog, customer journey maps, using sprint data, distributed testing, domain driven design, continuous delivery and testing microservices. Blog: Finding […]

Quote of the Month September 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 15:20
The [Product Owner] role is still incredibly broad, incredibly nuanced and incredibly challenging for a single individual to do well. I’ve probably met 2-300 product owners over the last five or so years and I think perhaps 3-5 of them were doing an outstanding job across all the aspects of the role. So we’re still […]

Breeding Unicorn Software Developers

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 16:24
What does the next generation of software developers look like? If I believe the rumors, the guides, the white noise on the internet and what my clients are searching for, the new hire is an excellent, cheap, “T-Shaped” newbie with a lot of experience, the right agile mindset and she’s ready to be a cultural […]

Attitude versus Knowledge in Software Development

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 08:52
In her article for the Summer 2016 issue of Methods & Tools, “Hiring for Agility,” Nadia Smith suggested considering an interesting difference between the need to recruit for “Agile”, defined as the knowledge and experience of Agile practices, and to recruit for “agility”, defined as attitude, values and behavior. Without focusing on Agile, this approach […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast August 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 15:34
Here is a list of software development related conferences and events on Agile project management ( Scrum, Lean, Kanban), software testing and software quality, software architecture, programming (Java, .NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP), DevOps and databases (NoSQL, MySQL, etc.) that will take place in the coming weeks and that have media partnerships with the Methods […]

Software Development Linkopedia August 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 15:25
Here is our monthly selection of knowledge on programming, software testing and project management. This month you will find some interesting information and opinions about team management, the (new) software crisis, saying no, software testing, user experience, data modeling, Scrum retrospectives, java microservices, Selenium tests and product backlog refinement. Blog: The Principles of Quantum Team […]

Quote of the Month August 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 09:29
Are there unbreakable laws ruling the process of software development? I asked myself this question while reflecting on a recent project, and the answer leads to many conclusions, some already known and some more revealing. Scientific laws reflect reality and cannot be broken. They have strong implications onto how we build things. For instance, there […]

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