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Kanban - Crossing the Line, Pushing the Limit or Rediscovering the Agile Vision?

Posted by Jesper Boeg  on  Oct 05, 2010 2

Jesper Boeg talks on the origins of Kanban, software Kanban, how it is different from other Agile methods and what it is useful for, the team maturity needed, and some of disadvantages of using Kanban

Performance Testing at the Edge

Posted by Alois Reitbauer  on  Oct 04, 2010 1

Alois Reitbauer shows how to do performance testing during development, testing, and production by starting early in the development phase, breaking the test into pieces, and testing continuously.

Nothing New Under the Sun: Continually Rediscovering the Good Ways to Build Software

Posted by Keith Braithwaite  on  Sep 30, 2010

Keith Braithwaite proposes ways to integrate ideas successfully applied in software in the past but later discarded, like analysis, architecture, and modeling, into current technology and practice.

RESTful Business Process Management

Posted by Cesare Pautasso  on  Sep 29, 2010

Cesare Pautasso proves that BPM can be used to compose and implement REST web services, showing the relationship between business processes and stateful resources accessed through a RESTful API.

Sharpening the Tools

Posted by Dan North  on  Sep 28, 2010 2

Dan North advices on how to advance from beginner to expert: practice the basics, learn from others, understand trends, share knowledge, maintain the toolbox, learn how to learn, and re-do everything.

Fighting Layout Bugs

Posted by Michael Tamm  on  Sep 28, 2010 2

Michael Tamm offers solutions for automatic testing of a web application’s presentation layer through HTML and CSS validation and by detecting layout bugs using JavaScript and image processing.

Breaking Your Agile Addiction

Posted by Rachel Davies  on  Sep 23, 2010 1

Rachel Davies believes there is not one Agile solution for everybody, but rather each team should learn how to evolve their own methods and process that fit to their environment.

Modeling Concurrency with Actors in Java - Lessons Learned from Erjang

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup  on  Sep 22, 2010 1

Kresten Krab Thorup discusses functional and interactive concurrency, the message-based paradigm vs. OOP, a new way of doing programming based on concurrency, state encapsulation, and cheap processes.

The Cloud Silver Bullet: Which Caliber Is Right for Me?

Posted by Chris Read  on  Sep 21, 2010

Chris Read takes a look at clouds from the operations perspective, presenting various types of clouds and their tradeoffs, and the process change the organization needs to go through.

Mobile Testing Challenge: Why Mobile Apps Need Real-World Testing Coverage and How Crowdsourcing Can Help

Posted by Doron Reuveni  on  Sep 20, 2010

Doron Reuveni presents how to use crowdsourcing for testing mobile applications, the specific characteristics of the In-the-Wild testing accompanied by a live demo, and some real-world success stories

Test-Driven Development of Asynchronous Systems

Posted by Nat Pryce  on  Sep 17, 2010

Nat Pryce exemplifies how he dealt with flickering, false positives, slow, and messy tests appearing in asynchronous testing when trying to perform end-to-end testing.

Product Development in the Land of the Free

Posted by Simon Baker and Gus Power  on  Sep 16, 2010 3

Simon Baker and Gus Power point out that many projects fail due to organizational complexity, proposing ways to improve product development and business agility in order to make the customer happy.

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