[5 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Software Architecture Articles of 2013

As the software infrastructure get more complex with pieces of applications running on server, mobile or cloud locations, the discipline of software architecture is more important than ever. The Agile approach has done its part to bring the software architects down from an ivory tower, but some developers have also started to believe that you didn’t have to think about software architecture anymore. This is a big mistake.

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[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

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 professional software testing, managing agile requirements with features or job stories instead of user stories, integrating quality assurance and Scrum, security architecture, load testing, database normalization and UX design.
Blog: Heuristics for recognizing professional testers
Blog: Feature Boards
Blog: Testing at Airbnb
Blog: Replacing The User Story With The Job Story
Article: Four Tips for Integrating Quality Assurance with Scrum
Article: Security Architecture Approaches
Article: Preparing for Load Testing Best …

[7 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

We believe developers should have a particular attitude when writing code. There are actually several we’ve come up with over time – all being somewhat consistent with each other but saying things a different way.

[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Any manager, when goals are not being met, identifies the impediments and whenever possible removes them. A good manager goes further by identifying and removing potential impediments before they lead to the goals not being met. A great manager makes this seem easy.

[25 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Here is a list of software development related conferences and events on Agile ( Scrum, Lean, Kanban) software testing, 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:

[24 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Spring 2014 issue that discusses how to be bone in Scrum; why, when and how to perform successful retrospectives; Why it is better to chop onions instead of layers for a improved software architecture.

[18 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]

NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Couchbase, Riak, Cassandra, etc…) are getting more and more visibility in software development discussions and conferences. The last Methods & Tools survey wanted to know if organizations were using NoSQL databases.

[12 Mar 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 Agile values, roles in Scrum, unit testing mistakes, managing projects, Agile testing, using the MongoDB NoSQL database, software metrics, using programmer anarchy for organizing projects and specifications by example.