Quote of the Month January 2018

User stories are not, and should not be, complete requirements for software development. People call user stories a placeholder for a conversation, meaning the stories capture the essence of what is wanted, but they don’t contain the detail. When the time comes to do the work, there will be a discussion about what the stories […]

Software Design by Introspection

Over the years, a few programming paradigms have been successful enough to enter the casual vocabulary of software engineers: procedural, imperative, object-oriented, functional, generic, declarative. There’s a B-list, too, that includes paradigms such as logic, constraint-oriented, and symbolic. The point is, there aren’t very many of them altogether. Easy to imagine, then, the immensely humbling […]

Refactoring to a System of Systems

Teams that have built monoliths for years are used to certain patterns of interaction between different parts of the code base. Simply replicating those patterns when splitting up a system into a distributed one usually introduces a lot of complexity and drawbacks that often totally subvert the desired effects of a split up of the […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast December 2017

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 & […]