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  • Culture & Methods Follow 846 Followers

    Adopting Continuous Delivery at teamplay, Siemens Healthineers

    by Vladyslav Ukis Follow 1 Followers , Dave Farley Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 04, 2018

    Continuous Delivery is about working in a way that keeps the system in a releasable state throughout its development. This article describes how a large software development organization at Siemens Healthineers started the transformation towards Continuous Delivery. It describes the strategy and tactics used to gradually and safely change the development process in a regulated medical domain.

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    Refactoring to a Deeper Model

    by Paul Rayner Follow 1 Followers on  Sep 03, 2018

    Paul Rayner uses a case study to demonstrate how refactoring your code can lead to a deeper understanding of your domain model. Through common code refactorings, combined with the implementation of patterns, the codebase became more cohesive and easier to reason about, reducing the time to perform some common tasks from weeks or months to just hours.

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    Coaching Technical Practices

    by Pedro Santos Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 23, 2018 2

    In the past 4-5 years I have been working as a software development coach, helping organizations around London improve their technical practices. I focus on XP practices, specifically TDD, Pair Programming, Refactoring and Simple Design. In this article I share my experiences organizing coaching sessions, including subject selection and sequencing, exercises for each subject and session formats.

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Escaping Method Prison

Posted by Ivar Jacobson Follow 0 Followers , Roly Stimson Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 21, 2017

Methods are our best tool to get great software. But today they put us in method prisons with method wars, reliance on gurus and swings from method to method. How foolish is this? Needs to be stopped. 1

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2017 State of Testing Report

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Apr 07, 2017

The State of Testing 2017 report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. 2

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Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 01, 2016

Software developers can raise their consciousness through the use of disciplined technical practices. A knowledgeable developer can influence an ever-increasing portion of the world. 1

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Pair Programming Is No Panacea

Posted by Wes Higbee Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 09, 2016

Is pair programming all that it's cracked up to be? Wes Higbee discusses why it definitely shouldn't be mandated, and why you should consider other options where it could be beneficial. 3

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Why Won’t They Pair?

Posted by Linda M Cook Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 27, 2016

Pair programming is one of the core techniques of eXtreme Programming and has been shown to be effective for knowledge sharing as well as code quality, but it is a practice that is often not done 3

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The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

Posted by Adam Pahlevi Follow 0 Followers 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

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Why We Fail to Change: Understanding Practices, Principles, and Values Is a Solution

Posted by Pawel Brodzinski Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 01, 2015

There’s no reward for being a Scrum or kanban shop if we are not delivering value to customers. We need to change our mindset, and focus on the principles that people follow and values they share. 1

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Q&A with Sandro Mancuso about The Software Craftsman

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Apr 25, 2015

The book The Software Craftsman contains stories, examples and practical advice for software developers and other project professionals to achieve technical excellence and customer satisfaction. 1

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Revisiting XP: be a thoughtful programmer by exercising more collective ownership

Posted by Tiago Romero Garcia Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 01, 2015

Frequently developers cause and face regular frustration often due to a lack of consideration for those who come after them. This article explores collective code ownership to address this. 2

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