Methods & Tools - April 2017
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Ada: a C Developer's Perspective Learn how the Ada programming language can help solving modern software development challenges like coding for IoT and safety. Ada’s design principles promote speedy development, but with the philosophy that debugging and maintenance need to be considered as part of the development process. Read more...
The Secret Sauce of Delivering Scrum Projects Nitrate is an open source test plan, test run and test case management tool that is written with Python and Django. It was initially created to replace Testopia, a test case management extension for Bugzilla. Nitrate has a lot of great features, such as Bugzilla and JIRA integration, QPID messaging, fast test plan and runs search, powerful access control for each plan, run and case, and XML-RPC APIs. Read more...
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The ScrumMaster is one of the most undervalued roles in Scrum and Agile. Most teams that are just starting out don’t see the value of having a full-time ScrumMaster, and they try to combine this position with that of a developer or tester so that the ScrumMaster is “working.” It’s one of the most common misunderstandings of the ScrumMaster’s role, and the majority of novice groups struggle with it.
Source: "The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay", Zuzana Sochova, Addison-Wesley Professional
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Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game
If one of the first aim of Scrum was to break the silos between business analysis, development and testing, you can consider that improving the cooperation with the operation side of IT as the next frontier in this journey. What is the point to produce potentially shippable software increment in two weeks if your database administrator doesn’t want more than three new releases windows for the production database?
Read the review and quotes from Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game.
Reference: Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game, Dana Pylayeva, Apress
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