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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - April 2010

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*** Linkopedia ***

Linkopedia April 2010

Blog: Visual Guide to NoSQL Systems

Blog: How to Manage Programmers

Blog: Load Testing Relational Databases With JMeter

Blog: Announcing the Tools Section of Our Website

Blog: CMMI by Dilbert

Article: An Introduction to Functional Programming for .NET Developers

Article: Build Web applications with HTML 5

Tool: Allmon - collecting metrics used for performance and availability monitoring

Tool: Deltasql - keeping track of your database schemas.

Video: Agile Tips Kanban and Support teams

Video: NoSQL: Death to Relational Databases

Video: Getting Started with TDD in Java using Eclipse

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*** Books ***

Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests

Object orientation (OO) is not a trendy concept these days, but it hasn't certainly lost it values. The purpose of this book is to integrate the development of object oriented software with the test-driven development (TDD) approach, more specifically with the Java language. Read More

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*** Conferences ***

Scrum Day, May 4-5 2010, Munich, Germany

TeamConf 2010, May 4-6 2010, Munich, Germany

Certified Scrum Master with Jeff Sutherland , May 6-7 2010, Munich, Germany

Progressive .NET Tutorials, May 12-14 2010, London, UK

OpenAgile Romania, May 14-15 2010, Bucharest, Romania

SPA Conference, May 16-19 2010, London, UK

Iqnite Ireland, May 20 2010, Dublin, Ireland
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Spring In Finance eXchange, May 21 2010, London, UK

Jazoon, June 1-3 2010, Zurich, Switzerland

Better Software Conference, June 6-11 2010, Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Agile Development Practices West Conference, June 6-11 2010, Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Domain Driven Design (DDD) exchange, June 11 2010, London, UK

Iqnite Geneva, June 15 2010, Geneva, Switzerland
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Flex on Java eXchange, June 18 2010, London, UK

Agile 2010 Conference, August 9-13 2010, Nashville, USA

iPhone/iPad DevCon, September 27-29 2010, San Diego, USA

Iqnite Nordic, September 29-30 2010, Stockholm, Sweden
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Iqnite UK, October 4 2010, London, UK
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Agile Business Conference 2010, October 5-6 2010, London, UK

Iqnite Austria, October 13 2010, Vienna, Austria
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Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, October 18-20 2010, Portland, USA

SPTechCon, October 20-22 2010, Boston, USA

Iqnite Australia, October 26-27 2010, Sidney, Australia
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iqnite South Africa, November 18, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Methods & Tools is looking for open source tools articles

Methods & Tools has introduced this year a tool section in its PDF issues. I am therefore looking for short (3-4 pages, screenshots included) presentations articles of open source software development tools (JUnit for instance). If you are commiter to an open source project or working with such a tool and willing to present it to the readers of Methods & Tools, do not hesitate to contact me.

Methods & Tools Article Pipeline

In future issues, you will find articles on:
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* Large Software Product Lines
* Core Protocols
* Distributed Agile
* Requirements Management
* Five Steps to Kanban
* Source Code Analysis
* Decomposition of Projects
* Creating Type Specific Data Libraries to Drive Test Automation
* Hudson Continuous Integration Tool
* Ant Tool
* Fitnesse Tool

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