The skills required to be hyper-productive in agile projects are different from those required by a traditional one. This article identifies behavioral and technical skills required for a team to have that edge. Anyone who acquires these "delta" traits should be equipped with the right set of behavioral and technical skills, which enable them to work effectively in an agile project.
This article touches upon challenges to adopting agile methods within the enterprise and provided strategies for addressing them. Set up development environments in a consistent fashion using automated scripts and checklists, facilitate automated testing and continuous integration by using standard tooling and test data transparency, and ensure a stricter criteria for the done definition.
Apache Wicket is a powerful, light-weight component-based web application framework with strong separation of presentation and business logic. It enables you to create quality Web 2.0 applications which are easy to test, debug and support.
To turn code into working software we need to deploy and test it. Often, we fail to emphasize the latter as well as the former. 2
This article explores how Gorilla Logic's new, open source Flex user interface automation testing tool, FlexMonkey, can enhance the productivity of both developers and QA testers. 3
This article from Atlassian, discusses four aspects of automated builds and continuous integration: communication flow, effective builds, code quality, and automated deployment. 4
Continuous Integration has become a standard development best practice - but it's not always done well. InfoQ presents advice and examples in Chapter 6: Continuous Testing from a new CI book. 4
Mark Figley talks about enforcing coding standards and best practices in an automated fashion through the build process. 5
Eric Newcomer, co-chair of the OSGi Enterprise work group, talks about the evolution of OSGi and it's relationship to SOA and ESB. 7