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Software Development Conferences Forecast April 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 07:47
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 April 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:49
The ScrumMaster is one of the most undervalued roles in Scrum and Agile. Most teams that are just starting out don’t see the value of having a full-time ScrumMaster, and they try to combine this position with that of a developer or tester so that the ScrumMaster is “working.” It’s one of the most common […]

Engineering the Software Engineer

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:54
What are the characteristics of a good software engineer? It’s a topic many people would argue endlessly about. This is not surprising given we are effectively living in the era of software alchemy. Some of the best programmers draw on a strong scientific and engineering background. They combine this with craft like coding skills in […]

Software Development Linkopedia April 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:04
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 complexity, developer burnout, blaming, tester skills, code coverage, integration testing, front end architectures and agile antipatterns. Text: Team of Teams & Complexity: An Approach for breaking down Silos Text: […]

The Art of Software Gardening

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 14:56
Software development has evolved a lot the last decade. Developers are not considered code monkeys any more. They’re expected to write clean and maintainable code that continuously evolve with business needs. Some times they need to work remotely in dynamic and multi-cutltural environments using a variety of technologies and programming languages. Nevertheless they still want […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast March 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 16:19
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 […]

Agile & Software Testing in Methods & Tools Q1 2017 articles

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:35
Here is a list of the articles published during the first quarter of 2017 on the Methods & Tools website. This quarter Methods & Tools has published articles discussing the management debt issue in Agile transformation, Agile forecasting and testing microservices. We also published two articles presenting open source software testing tools: CasperJS and Nitrate. […]

Software Development Linkopedia March 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:25
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 sharing information, team conflicts, leadership, meetings, DevOps, test management, refactoring software architecture, pair testing, software design and scaling Agile. Text: How I Share Information with my Team Text: Helping Teams […]

Quote of the Month March 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 09:30
Have you ever made a decision, implemented the decision, and then been confronted with a raft of questions: “What were you thinking?”, “Why did you not do that?”, or “Why did you do it that way?” How can you avoid this disconnect? Bring the stakeholders together and build the value model as a team. Agree […]

Frankensteining Software: Recycling Parts of Legacy Systems

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 16:25
Evolving the software architecture of legacy systems for unintended use is difficult. The architectures are not documented well, the team that built the system has often moved on, old and out-of-date code is permanently intertwined, and the technology trends of the present are dramatically different from when the system was first developed. This is the […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast February 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 19:53
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 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:08
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 being a better leader and software manager, component teams, UX & Agile, writing less code, handling incidents, preventing Scrum to fail, test automation and lean principles. Text: How to be […]

Serverless Architectures

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:46
Serverless architectures have been touted as the next evolution of cloud-hosted software. Indeed, the promise of resiliency and scalability without the need for infrastructure management sounds too good to be true! But what exactly does a serverless architecture look like? And what are the trade-offs to weigh up when considering using one on your next […]

Quote of the Month February 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:40
One of the most important expectations to set early on is about involvement in the process. Many project stakeholders accustomed to traditional-style development view their role in a software development project as akin to dropping a car off for service: You tell someone what you need done and come back at appointed time to pick […]

The Sweet Software Architecture Spot

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 08:54
Software developers keep looking to CQRS as a software architecture to boost performance. But the more I work with companies the more I discover there’s a sweet spot where Theory of Constraints, Kanban, CQRS, Domain-Driven Design, EventStorming and UX blend together to solve ‘the really real problems’. Once you’re there, a land of opportunities ready […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast January 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 15:14
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 January 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 07:54
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 Test-Driven Development (TDD), big meetings, product ownership, UX stories, cognitive bias, ScrumMaster job description, test management in JIRA, #NoProjects, team performance and software testing culture. Blog: TDD and the “6 […]

Quote of the Month January 2017

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:37
Although many organizations are certified at SEI CMM Level 5, when a team hits a production snag, those certificates don’t carry much weight. People need IT heroes in the team to pull things through. Dependencies on folks who are technically competent, can think on their feet, and can manage time pressures increase that much more. […]

Scrum & Tests Refactoring in Methods & Tools Winter 2016 issue

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 13:36
Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has published its Winter 2016 issue that discusses Better Retrospectives, Refactoring Tests, Delivering Scrum Projects and the following free software tools: doctest, MarkupKit. Methods & Tools Winter 2016 issue content: * Making Sprint Retrospectives Work * Embracing the Red Bar: […]

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