In this talk from RubyFringe, GitHub's Tom Preston-Werner talks about a methodical approach to solving problems and debugging. Also: he explains how to use the "Deathbed Filter" for choosing projects.
Developer-driven testing is probably the most influential software development technique of the last 10-15 years. There's no question that it has improved the practice of building software. And in a dynamic language like Ruby, it's hard to get by without it. But is it really the best way to find defects? Or is the emphasis on testing and test coverage barking up the wrong tree?
In this presentation held during Agile 2008, Alan Shalloway, CEO and founder of Net Objectives, presents the Lean software development principles and practices and how they can benefit to Agile practitioners.
At NFJS Venkat Subramaniam, author with Andy Hunt of "Practices of an Agile Developer," shared his pragmatic approach to some of the important technical and non-technical factors contributing to project success, including: coding, developer attitude, debugging, mentoring and feedback.
When it comes to system integration testing Spring adds real value. In this session, Rod Johnson (Spring creator) discusses: integration testing and the support that Spring provides for it, issues around testing the persistence layer, testing web applications.
Juergen Hoeller shares his experiences working on large projects (including his role as chief architect of the Spring Framework) to provide general guidelines on Packaging and package interdependencies, Layering and module decomposition, Evolving a large code base. Juergen will also discuss how tools can play a role in enforcing architectural soundness.
Like other leaders in the Agile community, Scott Ambler is passionate about expanding Agile practices to include all contributors to software success. Recently he has been teaching teams how to integrate database roles into the iterative, incremental rhythm of their teams. InfoQ captured Ambler's talk on Database Refactoring at Agile2006.
Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber spoke at Agile2006 on code quality as a corporate asset. InfoQ presents video of his talk, The Canary in the Coalmine. Schwaber discussed how a degrading core codebase paralyses a team and negates any Agility gained through process improvement. He proposed strategies for management to identify, track and stop this downward spiral.