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Quote of the Month May 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 08:59
In other words, estimating is the key to unlocking the ability to commit. The ability to commit to near-term deliverables is the key to building a reliable, agile enterprise. So, there are good business reason why we need to take a harder look at this funny agile estimating thing. Source: Agile Software Requirements, Dean Leffingwell, […]

Software Development Linkopedia May 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 13:44
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 software engineering myths, programming career, fixing things, optimization projects, mobile testing, minimum viable products, scaling Agile, lean business analysis and javaScript testing at Facebook. Blog: Exploding SoftwareEngineering Myths Blog: Single […]

Sacred Agile

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:47
You know that when you deal with this type of topic, you are writing about a touchy subject. When I write that Agile has been sometimes sacralized, my aim is not to hurt any religious or philosophical belief, but rather to see how men behave when adopting new ideas. Raised as a catholic, what will […]

Effective Programmers Learning

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:50
Allison Kaptur gave a keynote at Kiwi PyCon 2015 in New Zealand on effective learning for programmers. There were two pieces to the talk: one about the mindset needed by programmers for learning and one about particular strategies that software developers can use. Video Producer: https://nzpug.org/ Slides of the presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/akaptur/effective-learning-strategies-for-programmers Further reading: http://akaptur.com/blog/2015/10/10/effective-learning-strategies-for-programmers/

Software Development Conferences Forecast April 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:09
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 April 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 09:07
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 scaling Agile, Test-Driven Development, recruiting developers, managing technical debt, distributed teams, breaking the rules, test automation, Agile metrics and machine learning. Web site: Agile Scaling Knowledgebase Blog: What do you […]

Quote of the Month April 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:44
Having conversations is more important than capturing conversations is more important than automating conversations. Liz Keogh, “Behavior Driven Development”, http://www.slideshare.net/lunivore/behavior-driven-development-11754474, slide 14 mentioned in “More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team”, Janet Gregory & Lisa Crispin

Design Principles for Software Developers

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 16:01
Writing code is easy. Writing good quality code is an entirely different story. How can we measure quality of design? How do we know we’re doing the right set of things that will leads us to a better design? This video presents some core software design principles that help programmers everyday. Instead of talking about […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast March 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 14:41
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 […]

Load Testing, Communication and #NoProjects in Methods & Tools Spring 2016 issue

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 12:01
Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has published its Spring 2016 issue that discusses the load testing scripts, communications in project teams, the Kano model for requirements and #NoProjects. * Eradicating Load Test Errors – Part 1: Correlation Errors * Breaking Bad – The Cult of […]

Writing Easy to Maintain Code

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 20:43
Wikimedia software developer and Software Craftmanship advocate Jeroen De Dauw discusses about how to maintain code. A significant amount of time is spend on reading code, sometimes more than on writing code. Jeroen asks questions like how does elegant code tend to rot over time, and what can we do to make this clearer? In […]

Software Development Linkopedia March 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:03
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 retrospectives, keeping a zen programming attitude, learning organization, project teams a Google, product backlog refinement, mobile testing, scaling agile, pair testing, software development automation and programming with Java. Web site: […]

Quote of the Month March 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:46
Large organizations present serious challenges, but for the manager of such an organization they typically revolve around managing managers, not just programmers. Source: Managing the Unmanageable, Mickey W. Mantle & Ron Lichty, Addison-Wesley

The Silver Bullet Syndrome

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 16:48
We love our silver bullets don’t we? We are constantly chasing the dream that the next big thing will solve all our past problems. It doesn’t matter if it’s a language, framework, platform or library, we’re out there chasing it. Why? Well because it’s going to solve our needs, it’s going to solve the business […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast February 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 15:09
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 February 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 14:36
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 web development, limiting software testing, story mapping, software architecture, changing organizations, UX testing, technical debt, good code and bad tests. Blog: The Sad State of Web Development Blog: Just Say […]

Quote of the Month February 2016

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 10:47
Ask somebody in the building industry to visually communicate the architecture of a building and you’ll likely be presented with site plans, floor plans, elevation views, cross-section views and detail drawings. In contrast, ask a software developer to communicate the software architecture of a software system using diagrams and you’ll likely get a confused mess […]

Managing Programmers

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 15:24
Programmers are not like the other kids. They cannot and should not be managed like normal people if your intent is to produce high quality software. The things you would do to make the process go faster will actually make things go slower. This session gives you insight on the care and feeding of programmers, […]

Successful Software Development Project Failures

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:10
Software development projects have always been challenging. The most referenced source for metrics about project success is the Standish Group yearly CHAOS report. According to this source, around 30% of software development project were considered as a “failure” in the recent years. The failure rate of larger projects is a little bit higher than the […]

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