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Giorgio Sironi05/09/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Table Truncation Teardown

It's a fact of life that you will have to executes tests which touch some kind of database, usually on a Fake database like Sqlite to boost speed. Test isolation should be preserved across test cases: a failed test may not influence subsequent ones by leaving...

Matt O'Keefe05/08/11
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DevOps.com Interview with @DEVOPS_BORAT

@DEVOPS_BORAT has exploded onto the DevOps scene as of late, via Twitter. He won Best Cloud Philospher and Best Cloud Tweet at Cloudy Awards 2011. DevOps.com is pleased to share with you this interview from DevOps.com: @mattokeefe: Congrats on winning...

Israel Gat05/08/11
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Making Agile Work Measuring Agile Success Rate the Right Way

Much has been said recently about the success/failure rate of Agile projects. In particular, a debate arose around the success rate of Scrum vis-a-vis Kanban.  For example, in a post entitled Some Day Kanban will fail 75% of the Time, colleague Jurgen...

Bob Hartman05/08/11
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New To Agile? Give Thanks!

Here in the United States we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26.  If you are currently on an agile team you may want to consider giving thanks a bit earlier!  My thank you list would definitely include: 1. Thanks...

Mike Cottmeyer05/08/11
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Guaranteed Success With Scrum

At this point in my coaching career, I’ve worked with lots of teams, in lots of companies, trying to adopt Scrum. I’ve seen teams do exceedingly well… and I’ve seen a few totally crash and burn. I want to share a few things I believe to be...

Israel Gat05/06/11
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Beautiful Quality

    Figure 1: Agile Assessment – Quality (Source: QSMA) Colleague and friend Michael Mah has kindly shared with me the figure above – quality assessment for a sample of Agile projects in the QSMA metrics database of more than 8000...

Venkatesh Kris...05/06/11
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Agile and Model of Concurrent Perception

Dr. Rubinstein is professor of engineering and applied science at the University of California, Los Angeles, has written articles and books on Concepts in Problem Solving and Tools for Thinking and Problem Solving.As per Dr.Rubinstein's model of...

David Bernstein05/06/11
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Who is Our Customer?

Have you ever stay up until three in the morning trying to track down a bug? Maybe it was code that you were charged with maintaining or maybe it’s something you just wrote. Remember how it felt trying to figure out what the author was doing? Who...

Johanna Rothman05/06/11
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A Rant on People, Resources, Men and Women

Rant on. There’s a flame-fest on the scrumdevelopment list about the use of “resources” or “people” to describe the human beings on projects. I like “humans” or “human beings” or “people.” And, I actually prefer “resources” to...

Mike Cohn05/06/11
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A New Artifact – The Long-Term Product Backlog

The weather turned nice about two weeks ago, which meant it was time for spring cleaning about the Cohn home, affectionately known as the Cohnderosa (which will only mean something if you’re old enough to remember “Bonanza”). While washing the...

Jurgen Appelo05/06/11
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The Birth of a Network

The moment is nearly there! Next week the Agile Lean Europe network will have its first gathering at the XP2011 conference. The buzz around our new initiative is simply amazing. At least 17 European countries will be represented in our vision and ideas...

Israel Gat05/06/11
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How to Initiate a DevOps Project

Agile consultants on a development project often start by helping the team construct a backlog. The task is sufficiently concrete to get all stakeholders (product management, project management, development, test, any others) on a collaborative track...

Ayende Rahien05/06/11
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What where they THINKING? The github merge button is STUPID

I just love git pull requests, but the new behavior from GitHub is beyond moronic. Take a look at a typical pull request: The problem is that clicking on this button would actually merge the changes to the public repository. I don’t know about you, but...

Katie Mckinsey05/05/11
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Daily Dose: jQuery Creator Leaves Mozilla

John Resig has announced that he will no longer be acting as a JavaScript evangelist for Mozilla. He plans on scaling back his involvement with the jQuery project, and focusing on new challenges.  His next project will be with a non-profit, online...

Mitch Pronschinske05/05/11
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ThoughtWorks Studios Jez Humble and Tom Sulston To Address Key Issues In DevOpps

Presentations to outline key principles of Continuous Delivery and explain the technical practices that enable rapid incremental delivery of high quality, valuable softwareWHO:    Jez Humble ThoughtWorks Studios (www.thoughtworks-studios.com) Humble is...

Michael Dubakov05/05/11
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UX Meets Agile: Design Studio Methodology

Design Studio is a quite simple and efficient way to run UX meetings. Yesterday we tried it for the first time. There are several variations of Design Studio, we made it simple for the first run and set the following rules: Define problem. Sketch 5 ideas...

Esther Derby 05/05/11
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Fixing the Quick Fix

Here in the United States, our business culture tends to be action-oriented. We value the ability to think fast and act decisively. These qualities can be strengths. However, like most strengths, they can also be a weakness. Taking action when you...

Israel Gat05/05/11
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Use the Agile Triangle Instead of the Balanced Scorecard

As the name implies, the Balanced Scorecard strives to strike a balance between various performance measures.  When Financial, Customer, Business Processes and Learning and Growth measures are presented together, as in Figure 1 below, the Balanced...

Giorgio Sironi05/05/11
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A Mockery review

Mockery is a mock object framework (more properly Test Double framework) from @padraicb, independent from testing frameworks like PHPUnit. It can be used to quickly prepare Mocks, Stubs and other Test Doubles to use inside your unit tests.I've tried Mockery...

Katie Mckinsey05/04/11
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Daily Dose: Google Web Toolkit 2.3 Is Here!

Google Web Toolkit (GWT) 2.3, a Java-based open source development framework designed for use with Ajax applications, is built with IE9 in mind and it has just been released.  New support is included for HTML5 features, specifically those involving...

Tobias Mayer05/04/11
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Marriage, but

Marriage is a wonderful concept. It is a promise of love, togetherness, mutual nurturing and the creation of family. It exists in one form or another in all cultures, and it appeals to the majority of people in the world, each of us dreaming of a...

Allan Kelly05/04/11
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Light Touch Agile Coaching in the Cornish Software Mines

I’m off to Cornwall again next week for my monthly visit. Anyone who follows me on Twitter (allankellynet) may have noticed that every few weeks I put out a few tweets along the lines of “On my way to the Cornish Software Mines again”. They may...

Daniel Ackerson05/04/11
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DevOps: Why Silos Suck And How To Break Them

Divide and conquer, Caesar’s strategy to break huge problems down into smaller parts, is an outdated model for structuring teams and organizations. Breaking teams apart by area like development, QA, operations, product management, etc, ...

Eric Hogue05/04/11
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Continuous Integration In PHP w/Jenkins

According to Wikipedia, continuous integration implements continuous processes of applying quality control — small pieces of effort, applied frequently. In simple terms, you verify that your project meets the quality standards frequently. This way, you...

Giorgio Sironi05/04/11
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Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Stored Procedure Test

It happened in the day before the advent of DDD and the Hexagonal architecture, that you had code that lived inside the database, such as Stored Procedures, constraints, and triggers.Back in the day, the relational database was considered the single source of...