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The future of Isolation frameworks, and how Moq isn't it (for now)

ISerializable, June 26, 2012
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In a past post I hinted that I think Moq is not a part of the future of isolation frameworks. Here’s where I get to explain why. To be clear, it is a really valuable, widely used framework, but ...

TechEd 2012 developer keynote and interview series for all of you who couldnt be there

the telerik blogs, June 12, 2012
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If you are a developer working with Microsoft platforms, and arent living under a rock, then you probably know that TechEd 2012 is happening right now in Orlando, Florida. Telerik is in Orlando, in fo...

Meet Telerik in Oslo at NDC 2012 and win a software bundle worth $4,000

the telerik blogs, June 6, 2012
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Are you going to meet with the .NET and agile development world at this year’s edition of Norwegian Developers Conference between June 6-8? Telerik is excited to take part in NDC 20...

Agile Case Study - Cayen Systems

The Code Project Latest Articles, May 30, 2012
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Information and observations from an Agile transformation at a small software company in Milwaukee, WI....

Why I Hate Unit Testing

the telerik blogs, May 17, 2012
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So you went to work for the cool company that wooed you with promises of cutting edge technologies and techniques. In the interview, they told you that they are agile and unit test everything. You may...

Communication struggles at a small company

the telerik blogs, April 18, 2012
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Ive spent my entire career at start-ups. Im use to small. I once worked at a big table with everyone else employed at the company, resulting in pure bliss. One company that I started with three other...

Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that

InfoWorld: Web services, April 11, 2012
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The phone rings. "We're looking for a path to cloud computing for our enterprise that will reduce risks and cost, but also raise our ability to be flexible and agile," the voice on the phone pleads....

Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that

InfoWorld: Web services, April 11, 2012
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The phone rings. "We're looking for a path to cloud computing for our enterprise that will reduce risks and cost, but also raise our ability to be flexible and agile," the voice on the phone pleads....

Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that

InfoWorld: Web services, April 11, 2012
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The phone rings. "We're looking for a path to cloud computing for our enterprise that will reduce risks and cost, but also raise our ability to be flexible and agile," the voice on the phone pleads....

Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that

InfoWorld: Web services, April 11, 2012
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The phone rings. "We're looking for a path to cloud computing for our enterprise that will reduce risks and cost, but also raise our ability to be flexible and agile," the voice on the phone pleads....

Authenticating your windows domain users in the cloud

Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax), April 3, 2012
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Moving to the cloud can represent a big challenge for many organizations when it comes to reusing existing infrastructure. For applications that drive existing business processes in the organization, ...

Authenticating your windows domain users in the cloud

Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax), April 3, 2012
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Moving to the cloud can represent a big challenge for many organizations when it comes to reusing existing infrastructure. For applications that drive existing business processes in the organization, ...

Speaking at TechED India this week

the telerik blogs, March 19, 2012
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After a successful TechDays Hong Kong the week before last, I am off to Bangalore today to speak at Tech Ed India 2012! Besides the usual running around and talking with customers, partners, attendee...

Tame Application Flexibility By Loose Coupling With Object Decoration

The Code Project Latest Articles, March 11, 2012
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Discuss application flexibility of static typing....

Telerik partners with Agile India 2012 to deliver one of the largest Agile conferences in India

the telerik blogs, March 9, 2012
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Agile India 2012 was held at Hotel Le Meridien, Bangalore from Feb 17 19th 2012. The event was organized by the local community - Agile Software Community of India. Telerik is proud to have sponsored...

Excel Cumulative Flow Diagram

Steven Smith, February 12, 2012
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Im working on a Kanban Fundamentals course that should go live soon on Pluralsight.  One of the topics Im touching on is Cumulative Flow Diagrams, and how these can be used to analyze flow of a p...

Team Workspace Reflections

Steven Smith, February 8, 2012
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Weve been fans of team rooms and collaborative work environments at NimblePros for some time.  In building out our new building, we took care to create several large open spaces to be used as tea...

AgileSight, my new venture

Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax), February 6, 2012
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Another important milestone in my career started three years ago when I joined Tellago. I convinced my friend Jesus to hire me, and I would eventually move to the United States with my family to work ...

DevReach Online 2010 - Software Fundamentals

Steven Smith, February 2, 2012
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  I just finished my DevReach Online presentation, A Whirlwind Tour of Software Development Fundamentals.  In this 45-minute talk, I covered what I consider to be fundamental principles, pat...

Stories Too Big - Vertical Slices

Steven Smith, February 2, 2012
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I have a client who lists as one of the key challenges with implementing agile practices with their teams as managing to define user stories that are valuable but not too big.  This is actually a...

Economic Train Wreck Ahead

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, January 31, 2012
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The amount of money the federal government takes out of the U.S. economy in taxes will increase by more than 30 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to the Budget and Economic Outlook published to...

Norway - Stavanger Elastic Leadership Class

ISerializable, November 29, 2011
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This is very short notice, (which is why there is a surprise) - but During December 15-16, Ill be doing my Elastic Leadership Course Lead Better in Stavanger, Norway. This course is for new and experi...

What I liked of Agile.NET 2011 Europe

Code Climber, October 20, 2011
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A few weeks ago I attended the Agile.NET 2011 Europe conference, in Gent. In this post I just want collect some links to the slides of the event, and give some personal comments on the sessions and to...

Architectural Tragedy of the Commons

K. Scott Allen, October 12, 2011
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From Wikipedia: The tragedy of the commons is a dilemma arising from the situation in which multiple individuals, acting independently and rationally consulting their own self-interest, will ...

Agile .NET 2011 Europe happens in 3 weeks and discount code

Code Climber, September 21, 2011
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Last week I registered to the Agile .NET 2011 Europe conference, held in Gent, on 10 - 11 October, and Im really looking forward to it. I think that if you live in Belgium (or near Belgium) and are in...

One day dive into Unit Testing and TDD in .NET - Lund, Sweden

ISerializable, September 2, 2011
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This September, I will be doing a one day TDD and unit testing class in Lund. The class is it for both people who have never written a unit test before and people who have. The first 10 purchases to u...

Tips I got from the Umbraco community

Code Climber, August 23, 2011
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Im not a Umbraco expert, actually I never did a real website in Umbraco till now. So being a developer that tries to adopt agile methodologies and tries to remove as much friction as possible I was a ...

Review: The Agile Samurai

ASPAlliance.com - The #1 ASP.NET Community, August 9, 2011
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Agile software development has been and is still growing in popularity within the software industry. The Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software is a practical guide to performing agil...

Inversion of Control/Dependency Injection with Repository Pattern, Fluent Nhibernate and LightCore Framework

The Code Project Latest Articles, August 2, 2011
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Using IOC/DI and Repository Factory with LightCore...

Elastic Team Leadership Class in Oslo - August 2011

ISerializable, August 2, 2011
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I'm holding a two day Elastic Team Leadership class in Oslo next week - (right before my 3 day TDD course) This class is about everything that Agile methodologies do not teach you Have you ever come a...

How not to do TDD

ISerializable, July 28, 2011
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Here’s an excerpt from one of the first chapters of a new book about TDD in C# - what’s wrong with the following paragraph and following code?   The reason for the test failure (as s...

Video: Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

ISerializable, July 8, 2011
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during QCon 2011 in London, I gave a talk about the new qualities that team leaders need to make agile succeed. It's a very small fraction of what I cover and coach during my upcoming course. See the...

Everything You Need to Get Started with SpecFlow and WatiN

Steven Smith, June 24, 2011
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Im adding SpecFlow to an application Im working on so that I can add some acceptance tests that actually exercise the user interface.  Ive only spent a couple of hours on it thus far, but I have ...

Creating a SOLID Visual Studio Solution

ASPAlliance.com - The #1 ASP.NET Community, June 14, 2011
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The SOLID acronym describes five object-oriented design principles that, when followed, produce code that is cleaner and more maintainable. The last principle, the Dependency Inversion Principle, sug...

Convention over lots of code

Chad Myers Blog, June 10, 2011
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Im in the middle of writing my last FubuCore series post before I proceed to the FubuMVC series of posts.   The post is called Stringification (String-eh-feh-k-shun) and its about using conventions to...

Agile Practitioners Israel Group Announced

ISerializable, June 9, 2011
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Elad Sofer and Lior Fridman have created Agile Practitioners in Israel group. More details here, and you can sign up for the upcoming event here. I'm happy to see that people are picking up what ever ...

Another Successful Richmond Code Camp

the telerik blogs, June 1, 2011
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The organizers of the Richmond Code Camp rang in another successful event.  Telerik was a sponsor of the event, and the .NET Ninja shirts and Ninja heads were flying all around!  I was also...

New TDD Kata - Interactions

ISerializable, May 23, 2011
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Here's a new TDD kata that's a bit more advanced than String Calculator, and requires the use of mocks and stubs to complete. I've been using it in the past 10 or so classes I've had with great impres...

An Agile House of Stone

Simple Talk, April 14, 2011
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You could argue, as Tony Davis has done, that a database has to be planned in detail beforehand if it is to perform quickly, reliably and securely over time, but software often has the same requiremen...

A Developers' Guide to Refactoring Databases

Simple Talk, April 4, 2011
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When Agile meets 'Big Design', the result can be frustration on both sides. Is it possible for database development to to easily coexist with Agile methodologies for application development? Nick sugg...

An Agile House of Straw

Simple Talk, March 31, 2011
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The ideal Agile application developer welcomes changing requirements, even late in development. The DBA or Database Developer doesn't. Why is that?...

Introducing Pair Programming at Cinci Day Of Agile

Steven Smith, March 30, 2011
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Last weekend I presented at the Cincinnati Day of Agile event on Introducing Pair Programming (see on slideshare).  The event was nearly sold out with about 240 people in attendance, a mix of dev...

Are you an agile consultant in Israel? Make yourself known!

ISerializable, February 27, 2011
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Israel needs more Agile consultants. I’m serious. I keep getting asked by small and large companies if I know good agile consultants. And the problem is that I know very little agile related con...

Day 15 of my P90X Journey

JohnPapa.net, February 25, 2011
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Today I started week 3 of P90X (sounds better than saying Ive only done 2 weeks). I find that the 7th day of the program is always a bit of a downer as I feel like I should be doing more. Day 7 is a b...

Day 3 of my P90X Journey Arms, Shoulders and Abs

JohnPapa.net, February 13, 2011
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I feel pretty awesome. Some of this great feeling has to be from the better eating too. I cut out junk food and cut down my crap snacks to one a day or zero per day. So far the worst thing I eat is a...

Multiple mocks, asserts, and hidden results

ISerializable, February 9, 2011
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In his post one mock per test considered harmful , Phillip suggests that having multiple mocks used could make a more readable specification.  he also disagrees with the way I provide some of the...

Enhancing your Organizational and Leadership skills.

MS-Joe, November 30, 2010
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As we approach the end of the calendar year its common to reflect on what weve accomplished and focus on what we seek to accomplish in the coming year. I wanted to take the opportunity to share a cou...

The Check In Dance

Steven Smith, September 30, 2010
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When developing software and working with a build or integration server, there are certain conventions that one should follow when making updates to the shared codebase.  Somewhere I picked up th...

Less Loosely Coupled Than Meets The Eye

Rico Marianis Performance Tidbits, September 28, 2010
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I don’t know that it is possible to write anything like a unitary software system in a way that is truly loosely coupled.   It’s not that you can’t make boxes and line...

Mocking SPContext.Current with JustMock

Mehfuzs WebLog, September 27, 2010
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Today, I happen to find an interesting post on mocking SharePoint context using TypeMock. Being a JustMocker, i thought rather to follow the footsteps and see if can do the same with JustMock. I am no...