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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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*** News ***


Software Development Industry News

NuoDB 2.6 Delivers Elastic SQL Database for Scaling Cloud Applications

Rapise 5.0 Released by Inflectra to Provide the Ultimate IDE for Testers

ActiveState Enhances ActivePython's Test Driven Development Capabilities

MariaDB Now Supports Big Data Analytics

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Software Ownership Transfer

In those days were software development is outsourced or companies are acquired and merged frequently, the problem of transferring the ownership of applications and software is more than relevant. In his book "Software Ownership Transfer: Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World", Vinod Sankaranarayanan, explores this topic from both a theoretical and a practical point of view.

Read the review and quotes from Software Ownership Transfer: Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World.

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


=== Web Sponsors ===


This month, the Methods & Tools website is supported by Inflectra Software Testing & Project Management Tools, Software Testing Magazine and Scrum Expert. We thank them for their support.


*** 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

Find more interesting links on the software development tools, the software development articles or the software development videos websites.


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