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SOA, Agile, and XML Software Development

WebServices.Org Weblogs, April 16, 2007
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SOA is an architecture, Agile is a methodology. One describes how we organize our resources, the later describes practices to use our resources to achieve our goals. Asking if SOA and Agile are compat...

BETA: Incubator for .NET Open Source Projects

youve been HAACKED, May 24, 2007
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Theres been a lot written about whether or not Microsoft is doing enough to support Open Source Projects on its platform. In the past, Microsofts report card in this area was not one to take home to m...

Slides and Demos from Recent Entity Framework 4 Presentations

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., November 23, 2009
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I have gathered up my slides and demos from Oredev and DevConnections and put them on the internet. The PPTs are on Slideshare. The demos are on the downloads page of my book’s website: www.lear...

Stories Too Big Vertical Slices

Steven Smith, November 14, 2008
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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...

[Audio Interview] Kent Beck - An Agile conversation (First Iteration)

ISerializable, February 1, 2006
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After almost 8 months of scheduling nightmare, I've finally had the pleasure of having a great conversation with noted author and speaker, Kent Beck. This is more of a conversation rather than an inte...

Que Sera Sera - A song about Agile Development

ISerializable, June 21, 2007
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It's been a while since my last developer song, so I recorded another one that I did during some of my recent talks. This is a song about Agile Development, to the music of "Que Sera Sera". Here's t...

NDemo - Demo Driven Development?

ISerializable, May 16, 2007
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One of the people I met in DevTeach yesterday was Ben Monro. I'm pretty sure this is his blog. Ben asked me if I've heard of NDemo (same concept as JDemo which I've also never heard of). N...

11 books for a .NET Summer reading list

Code Climber, August 17, 2009
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Now that my book is on shelves, Im out of things to do when I come back from work. Furthermore during this year I bought or I was given quite a few interesting programming book, so I think Ill start u...

Scrum is not enough. Try ScrumP

ISerializable, September 11, 2007
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I'm a firm believer in the idea that a good development methodology always has two parts intertwined. The first part is the Process. That's basically everything that has to do with the customer, requi...

ASP.NET 2.0 Themes and Custom Controls

Laurent Duveau, February 16, 2007
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Found an interesting one today on this old topic. As you know you can skin your custom controls by adding a <%@ Register tag in your skin file.This works great. But today I made a new company tem...

MSF Agile Project Template

Corporate Coder, May 24, 2006
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It's been a while since I posted, and my last post was about the lack of an MSF Agile Project Template in the list of Templates available in Project 12.  I'm also a little miffed that the Microso...

Wanna join me at TypeMock?

ISerializable, January 1, 2008
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The good news for TypeMock is that we (yes, "we" instead of "they") have secured a 1.5M$ Investment. More details here. The better news is that we are actively looking for great .N...

Speaking at Kent State University ACM Chapter

Steven Smith, April 6, 2009
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Im giving a talk this week at Kent State University on ASP.NET MVC and SOLID principles.  It will be at 3:45pm on Wednesday, April 8th, in room 228 of the Match and Comp Sci building. Its sort of...

HanselMinutes on CI tools, and a free EBook on Agile Skills

ISerializable, February 2, 2006
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Hanselminutes is all about Continuous Integration tools. Should be worth a listen! David Hayden, I stumbled upon this freely downloadable EBook (though you can also buy it at Amazon in Print) called ...

Agile Development and ICONIX

Simple Talk, April 6, 2006
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Matt Stephens explains why Extreme Programming hasn't lived up to expectations, and why the ICONIX Process (among others) could well be more suitable for your agile project....

Review: The Art of Agile Development - The #1 ASP.NET Community, August 4, 2009
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Agile software development continues to gain traction as a more productive way to produce working applications. The Art of Agile Development provides a practical and well-researched handbook of how t...

[Audio Interview] Randy Miller on MSF Agile and software modeling techniques

ISerializable, July 28, 2005
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I chatted with Randy Miller, the guy who practically wrote MSF, for a very interesting half hour (due to technical difficulties we had to stop early). The interview revolves around MSF-...

The Agile Ambient Orb

ISerializable, December 23, 2006
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  The Ambient Orb is one of the coolest gadgets around. You can program it to show any color depending on any status, so you can actually use it to show the status of your continuous Integration ...

Agile Project Management and MS Project

Corporate Coder, November 9, 2006
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I have been following a thread on the Scrum development list on yahoo that included some comments about using MS Project to help track the project.  Some of the comments made the case that usin...

Naresh Jain - Great Agile Blog

ISerializable, February 11, 2007
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I've found this great Agile Related blog by Naresh Jain. Naresh works for ThoughtWorks (These guys just keep getting better and better people!) and has lots of information and knowledge about Agile De...

Overview of Agile and Iterative Development...

DotNetJohn.Com, May 2, 2007
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Agile and Iterative methdologies are a more fluid, customer-driven, and evolutionary-designed approach to developing applications....

Objections to Agile development - level 300

Jeffrey Palermo, July 26, 2005
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Whether you love or hate Agile development methodologies, you need to read a whitepaper by Jim Highsmith entitled "Objections to Agile Development".  Jim addresses objections that stakeholders...

Oredev Wrap-Up

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., November 8, 2009
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The hard part about going from one conference to the next is the lack of closure. Not that Oredev was bad and I need closure, but I would like to process it a little bit. This was my third conference...

Agile development and the Software Researcher

Eric Gunnersons C# Compendium, October 3, 2006
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A while back I came across this post about agile. I originally was going to write a comment about that post, but I think the commenters have done a good job at that. I will point out that the environm...

Reminder: Agile Israel meets today!

ISerializable, December 15, 2005
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Johanna Rothman. More info here (including how to get there). It'd be great if you sent me an email ( roy @ ) telling me you're coming but you can just as easily show up (as long ...

Reminder: Agile Israel meets TODAY

ISerializable, August 29, 2007
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There are still 12 places left. More details here Confirm your arrival here. Two books will be raffled: Agile Project Management with Scrum (Microsoft Professional)   Test-Driven Developmen...

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...

February at Agile Israel: The FIT Testing Framework

ISerializable, February 6, 2006
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The next Agile Israel meeting will take place on the 27th of this month (Monday) and will be about FIT testing. see the event page. Time and date: Gathering and smalltalk: 17:30 promptly at 18:00 ...

Agile HR?

Brendan Tompkins, May 12, 2006
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I was just poking around some of my old blog posts, and was reminded of a series of cartoons I made back in 2004.  I’m not sure if they’re funny or not, it’s one of those blog t...

How to set up a productive working environment for Agile teams - level 200

Jeffrey Palermo, November 11, 2005
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In Agile Software Development, there is a strong focus on collaboration.  Sending emails back and forth just doesn't cut it, and weekly meetings are enough.  Offices and cubicles can often s...

Agile Boot Camp now with a Part 1/2 (Sign up now)

Jeffrey Palermo, January 2, 2009
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Our Agile Boot Camp developer training series has been so successful that we are adding a "Part 1".  Up until now we did not have an offering for developers without familiarity with the to...

New audio from Agile Israel is available: Johanna Rothman and more!

ISerializable, January 22, 2006
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I've finally managed to edit and clean up the audio from two sessions we had at Agile Israel. The first one is by Johanna Rothman, and the second one is by Amir Kolsky (in Hebrew). I highly recommend ...

Good Agile, Bad Agile

ISerializable, October 11, 2006
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Steve Yegge, an employee at Google, has a very interesting post where he separates "Bad Agile" from "Good Agile". I urge you to read this long post as it contains many points that try to explain w...

Agile Entity Framework 4 Repository: Part 1- Model and POCO Classes

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., November 19, 2009
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Im going to lay out this out in a few blog posts because its complex. As I am not a TDD developer, I wont be starting from the tests. Im doing this in a fashion which is logical to me. But that will m...

Creating a SOLID Visual Studio Solution - 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...

Understanding Agile Software Development...

DotNetJohn.Com, May 8, 2008
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In this article Joydip provides a brief overview of Agile Software Development and its methods....

Comparison of Architecture presentation patterns MVP(SC),MVP(PV),PM,MVVM and MVC

The Code Project Latest Articles, March 18, 2010
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This article will compare four important architecture presentation patterns i.e. MVP(SC),MVP(PV),PM,MVVM and MVC. Many developers are confused around what is the difference between these patterns and ...

AlphaGeek? Puleezz!

Karl Seguin [MVP], June 27, 2007
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I don't believe in AlphaGeeks. If you're a book publisher, I have no doubt that they are a very real market segment and probably one worth watching very closely. It might even hold true for th...

Catch me speaking at DevTeach

ISerializable, January 29, 2007
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I will be speaking at the upcoming DevTeach conference in Canada this upcoming May. It's my first time to DevTeach and even to Canada for that matter. Exciting! The talks I'll be giving at DevTeach ar...

Q&A: Agile Vs. Formal Methodologies

ISerializable, May 15, 2006
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Agile Vs. Formal Methodologies Is "Agile" just another trend that is slowly turning into a more accepted and practiced methodology? Is this the beginning of the end for "Formal" Methodologies? ...

Just say no to 'Poor Mans Dependency Injection.

Chad Myers Blog, July 14, 2009
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For background, Jimmy Bogard originally posted about the poor mans dependency injection style used in NerdDinner. Not to single out NerdDinner, because there are lots of apps out there doing this. Ner...

Mitch Fincher blogs about the Agile Boot Camp, part 1

Jeffrey Palermo, January 27, 2009
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Mitch Fincher was a student in our Agile Boot Camp, part 1, taught by Matt Hinze, CodeCampServer and MvcContrib committer.  Mitch gives a good student's perspective on the curriculum.  For l...

When Do I Use Interfaces?

K. Scott Allen, June 8, 2009
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Program to an interface, not an implementation is a well-known mantra from the GoF book. Take this guidance to an extreme, though, and you generate POO instead of OOP. How do know if you crossed the ...

Photos and Slides from Agile Israel March Meeting Birthday Maddness!

ISerializable, March 29, 2006
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Wow, What a great Agile Israel Meeting we had this week! You can read all about it on our new site at where you will also find the latest slides, and soon also the audio recording ...

January 2006 at Agile Israel - Mock Objects & Refactoring

ISerializable, December 19, 2005
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More Info: When: January 5th, 2006 promptly at 18:00 Part I : Mock Objects - Asher Sterkin Part II: Refactoring 101 - Justin Angel This tal...

One more DevDays Talk: Introduction to Agile Methodologies and Concepts

ISerializable, February 23, 2006
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DevDays in Belgium. I'm taking the place of Rafal Lukawiecki, who couldn't make it in time, and will be talking about a topic near and dear to my heart. You guessed it. Agile. Introduction to Agile Me...

September at Agile Israel - Why Agile, and lessons learned from implementing SCRUM

ISerializable, September 7, 2005
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The next meeting will be held on the 26th of this Month, Monday. go the the event page. Roy Osherove. He spearheaded the initiative to move this project to an Agile methodology. Joe will describ...