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Agile For Customers

Steven Smith, February 28, 2008
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Tom Hollander wrote about why your customers will love agile (even if they think they hate it) last week, and made several interesting observations about how agile methodology has taken hold in many c...

tfs 2010 RC Agile Process template update New Task progress report

Clarity Blogs: ASP.NET, March 12, 2010
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Maybe my next post will just be about why I am so excited and impressed with the out of the box templates.  But, for this first blog with my new focus, I thought I would just walk through the pro...

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...

Web Service Factory for VS 2008

Corporate Coder, March 10, 2008
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Just released earlier in February, is the Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition for 2008.  This new software factory utilizes the Guidance Automation toolkit in the source code.  An...

Impressions of Pivotal Tracker

Clarity Blogs: ASP.NET, May 16, 2010
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Pivotal Tracker is a free, online agile project management system. Ive been using it recently to better communicate to customers about the current state of our project. In Pivotal Tracker, the unit of...

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 ...

[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...

Kanban Process Template for TFS

Corporate Coder, April 22, 2008
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I want to announce that I have posted an alpha version of the Kanban Process Template for TFS on codeplex.  The template as currently has a set of Areas and Iterations to help get started wi...

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...

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....

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...

Download the MSF-Agile+SDL Process Template for VSTS

MSDN: ASP.NET, February 13, 2010
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Embed security in your Agile Development project with the MSF-Agile+SDL Process Template. It's a TFS process template that integrates the policy, process, and tools of the Security Development Lifecyc...

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....

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...

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 ...

The Java Posse on Agile

Brendan Tompkins, June 15, 2006
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Recently, I've started to listen to the JavaPosse podcasts, over at JavaPosse.Com.  I find it really interesting to hear about the issues that the Java world is facing, especially since many of t...

Nanoservices anti-pattern pdf version

Cirrus Minor, May 18, 2010
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The formatting on the html version of the nano-services is a bit off (Word to HTML is so much fun) so I am also making it available as PDF.if you don’t rememberNonoservice is an Anti-pattern where a s...

Agile Vs. Plan Driven Development

Cirrus Minor, August 1, 2005
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Udi Dahan talks about the merits of agile methods vs. (heavy) process methodologies (countering a post by Joel Semeniuk on CMMI). I can't say I totally agree with either (...

Agile/Scrum Velocity for Non-Agile Teams

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 10, 2012
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Agile concepts for teams not using Agile....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Agile Testing, Scrum, and eXtreme Programming

The Code Project Latest Articles, February 22, 2013
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An agile team works as a single team towards a common objective of achieving quality....

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...

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...

Is Extreme Programming Dying? Is Agile Growing in Popularity?

Steven Smith, January 12, 2010
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Its interesting to compare the interest over time in various software development methodologies and practices.  Google Trends is a great tool for this, although its not without limitations, espec...

Managing the SO-Aware Repository with PowerShell

Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax), September 1, 2010
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As Jesus mentioned in this post, SO-Aware provides three interfaces for managing the service repository. An OData API in case you want to integrate third applications with the repository. OData is a p...

Book Review: Agile Project Management With Scrum

Guy Barrette, July 9, 2006
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Agile Project Management With Scrum Author: Ken Schwaber Publisher: Microsoft Press ISBN: 073561993X Retail Price: $39.99 US, $56.99 CDN Publication Date: February 2004 Softcover: 163 pages Online i...

How to start agile development in your team

ISerializable, November 16, 2009
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Got this in the mail: Hi Roy, From time to time I'm reading your blog, and I must say that I'm quite behind. I would like to start an Agile Process in our company, but to be honest I do not ...

Writing the tests for FluentPath

More Whidbey stuff, May 29, 2010
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Writing the tests for FluentPath is a challenge. The library is a wrapper around a legacy API (System.IO) that wasnt designed to be easily testable. If it were more testable, the sensible testing m...

JustMock and Moles A short overview for TDD alpha geeks

ISerializable, May 25, 2010
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People have been lurking near my house, asking me to write something about Moles and JustMock, so Ill try to be as objective as possible, taking in the fact that I work at Typemock. If I were NOT wor...

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...

Beautiful code...

Eric Gunnersons C# Compendium, August 14, 2007
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O'reilly publishes Beautiful Code Jonathan Edwards counters with a beautiful explanation. Now, I haven't read the new book, but I have a strong resonance with what Edwards wrote.  You should def...

Visual Studio Scrum 1.0

Somasegars WebLog, July 20, 2010
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Yesterday we announced the release of Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, a new process template for Team Foundation Server 2010.  The template can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Gallery or ...

Quality assurance is not testing

Jeffrey Palermo, August 24, 2010
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We at Headspring have just posted our Quality Assurance article over at http://blogs.headspring.com. Ill give a summary here of our view of QA.  Here are the main points: Move QA before codi...

Agile Testing tools List

ISerializable, October 3, 2008
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Working on an appendix for my book, with a list of tools and frameworks you should care about. Tell me if I missed anything: Mock Frameworks o Moq o Rhino Mocks o Typemock Isolator o NM...

NDC 2010: Eric Evans Folding together DDD into Agile

Patrik Löwendahls shout, June 17, 2010
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One of the most puzzling emails Eric have received was one claiming that his book really proved that up front design was important. In large this is a miss conception on how modeling happens. A tremen...

Successive Method Calls With MoQ

youve been HAACKED, September 30, 2009
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One area where using MoQ is confusing is when mocking successive calls to the same method of an object. For example, I was writing some tests for legacy code where I needed to fake out multiple calls...

Adding custom interfaces to your mock instance.

Mehfuzs WebLog, June 9, 2010
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Previously, i made a post  showing how you can leverage the dependent interfaces that is implemented by JustMock during the creation of mock instance. It could be a informative post that let you ...

Software Architecture 5 years later

Cirrus Minor, June 9, 2010
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I got several interesting comments to “” (both here and on DZone). Some of them said I don’t get the architect “role”, some said I am looking at things from the code level and don’t see the forest for...

View/ViewModel Interaction - Bindings, Commands and Triggers

Nikhil Kotharis Weblog, March 24, 2010
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It looks like I have a set of posts on ViewModel, aka MVVM, that have organically emerged into a series or story of sorts. Recently, I blogged about The Case for ViewModel, and another on View/ViewM...

Headspring training: What would you like to see?

Jeffrey Palermo, May 3, 2010
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Since January of 2008, Headspring has offered small, very advanced boot camp trainings.  These have been 3 days long and very fast-paced.  Everyone who has come through these training classe...

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...

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 @ agileisrael.com ) telling me you're coming but you can just as easily show up (as long ...

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 ...

DevReach Online 2010 Software Fundamentals

Steven Smith, September 9, 2010
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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...

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....