[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Is Agile Dead or Can Good Software Development Scale?

As Agile becomes widely accepted as a software development approach, many large organizations have adopted it, mainly in its Scrum form to reduce development cycle. There might be even a fair share of adopters that are trying really to apply Agile values. If the topic of scaling Agile has been discussed for many years and you can read the excellent books of Graig Larman and Bas Vodde on this topic. We have also recently seen the emergence of proprietary” approaches, like SAFE, to achieve this goal.

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[16 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Minimalism also applies in software. The less code you write, the less you have to maintain. The less you maintain, the less you have to understand. The less you have to understand, the less chance of making a mistake. Less code leads to fewer bugs.

[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

As Agile becomes widely accepted as a software development approach, many large organizations have adopted it, mainly in its Scrum form to reduce development cycle. There might be even a fair share of adopters that are trying really to apply Agile values. If the topic of scaling Agile has been discussed for many years and you can read the excellent books of Graig Larman and Bas Vodde on this topic. We have also recently seen the emergence of proprietary” approaches, like SAFE, to achieve this goal.

[25 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Here is a list of software development related conferences and events on Agile ( Scrum, Lean, Kanban) software testing and software quality, programming (Java, .NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP) and databases (NoSQL, MySQL, etc.) that will take place in the coming weeks and that have media partnerships with the Methods & Tools software development magazine.

[23 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Fall 2014 issue that discusses better coding with Coding Dojos, Lean Agile metrics, the difference between requirements and specifications, software testing, java code conventions and project management open source tools.

[16 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]

The important thing is not your process, the important thing is the process for improving your process.

[11 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Here is our monthly selection of interesting knowledge material on programming, software testing and project management.  This month you will find some interesting information and opinions about the software developer condition, scaling Agile, technical debt, behavior-driven development, Agile metrics, UX (user eXperience), NoSQL databases and software design.

[3 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]

SEMAT (Software Engineering Method and Theory) is an initiative to reshape software engineering such that software engineering qualifies as a rigorous discipline. SEMAT and Essence are big thinking for software developers.