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  • How to Boost Your Skills to Become a Better Developer

    by Houssam Fakih Boris Gonnot on  Nov 03, 2016

    Katas are great for learning new skills or to improve existing ones but don't address the intensity we face at work when there is a raging fire such as a deadline, release date, fixing a bug in huge legacy code, etc. This article covers the skills of good developers and highlights changing your training approach to improve your skills for high-intensity and challenging environments.

  • But is it Safe?

    by Gary K. Evans on  Oct 31, 2016

    While it is rare to hear the question, "Is this software safe?", the safety aspects of software are becoming increasingly important. The proliferation of IoT devices increases the widespread impact a small problem can cause. Several techniques exist to help developers analyze and improve the safety of software they create.

  • An Introduction to Modern Agile

    by Joshua Kerievsky on  Oct 20, 2016 3

    Modern Agile’s four guiding principles define a simpler, safer, speedier way to achieve awesome results: Make People Awesome, Make Safety a Prerequisite, Experiment & Learn Rapidly and Deliver Value Continuously. These principles are present in the products and services we love. Modern Agile doesn’t define what roles, rituals or practices to follow. You choose how to act on the principles.

Continuous Delivery Coding Patterns: Latent-to-Live Code & Forward Compatible Interim Versions

Posted by Luca Minudel on  Sep 02, 2016

Learn two novel practices for continuous delivery to increase speed and reliability of software development and reduce risks: Latent-to-live code pattern and Forward compatible interim versions.

Q&A with Diomidis Spinellis on Effective Debugging

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 24, 2016

The book Effective Debugging by Diomidis Spinellis describes 66 different approaches for effective debugging of applications and systems.

Now or Never: the Ultimate Strategy for Handling Defects

Posted by Kirill Klimov on  May 02, 2016

How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them. 2

Q&A on the Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 07, 2016

The Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition is a "what to expect" book for organizations transitioning to agile, which aims to help teams to deal with issues that occur and fine-tune their own implementation. 1

0 Bugs Policy

Posted by Gal Zellermayer on  Apr 05, 2016

Gal Zellermayer describes a process for handling bugs based upon 1 rule: whenever you encounter a new bug, you should either fix that bug, or close it as "won't fix" and don't think about it again. 2

Understanding Quality and Reliability

Posted by C. Taylor Putnam-Majarian Doug Putnam on  Mar 23, 2016

Quality is one of the most overlooked areas of the software development process. This article will explore how to measure quality and minimize the factors that negatively impact software reliability.

The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

Posted by Adam Pahlevi on  Mar 11, 2016

Hot-fix redeployment is a waste at best, and often a source of further regression, Adam discusses some ready-to-use techniques that helped he and his team reduce the frequency of hot-fixing. 2

Agile Approaches in Test Planning

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 21, 2016

An interview with Eddy Bruin and Ray Oei about test plans in agile, how to make stakeholders aware that they can influence quality, and which agile practices they recommend for testing.

Faster, Smarter DevOps

Posted by Derek Weeks on  Feb 18, 2016

Moving your release cadence from months to weeks is not just about learning Agile practices and getting some automation tools. It involves people, tooling and a transition plan. 2

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