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Methods & Tools - January 2017
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*** Updates ***

The Last Articles Published on Methods & Tools Website

Improving Scrum Teams with the Agile Coaching Canvas The Agile Coaching Canvas is an open source thinking tool to help co-create a vision of Agile change.

Mox: utility library for unit testing your Angular app Mox is an open source mocking utility library for AngularJS apps. When it comes to JavaScript unit tests, a lot of boilerplate code is written to set up the mocks. Mox provides utility functions to set up mocks very fast and have total control of the scope of your tests.

*** Quote of the Month ***

Although many organizations are certified at SEI CMM Level 5, when a team hits a production snag, those certificates don’t carry much weight. People need IT heroes in the team to pull things through. Dependencies on folks who are technically competent, can think on their feet, and can manage time pressures increase that much more. This has become de rigueur in today’s knowledge transfer world. are learned and different strategies for implementing certain elements of the architecture are put in place.

Source: Software Ownership Transfer: Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World, Vinod Sankaranarayanan, Addison-Wesley.

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Software Development Industry News

NuoDB 2.6 Delivers Elastic SQL Database for Scaling Cloud Applications

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ActiveState Enhances ActivePython's Test Driven Development Capabilities

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Reference: Software Ownership Transfer: Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World, Vinod Sankaranarayanan, Addison-Wesley

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*** Software Development Linkopedia ***

Blog: TDD and the “6 Do’s and 8 Skills” of Software Development

Blog: The secret life of a games programmer

Blog: When big meetings are better

Blog: Decide How to Decide: Empowering Product Ownership

Article: UX Stories Communicate Designs

Article: Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Article: The ScrumMaster Job Description

Article: Choosing a Test Case Management Solution for JIRA

Tools: Tiger – The fastest java dependency injection framework

Tools: Trompeloeil – A thread safe header only mocking framework for C++

Video: MDD: Metrics Driven Development

Video: How to Test Time In Java

Video: #noprojects: If Start a Project, You’ve Already Failed

Video: Measuring Agile Team Performance at Spotify

Video: How to Build a Test Engineering Culture

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