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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - April 2011

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Requirements Poll

Our last poll wanted to determine the format used by organizations to format requirements. We asked the following question: "Which format is used to express requirements in your organization?" Free text is still the format the most widely used to express requirements in organizations, but user stories and use cases are not far behind. Read the complete analysis of our requirements format survey

Bug Tracking Tool Usage Survey

Our current poll: Does your project use a bug tracking tool? Go to our web site to participate and to see intermediate results.

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Featured Jobs

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Linkopedia April 2011

Blog: "Agile-the-Word" has Crossed the Chasm

Blog: How to Meter Anything: A Prelude

Blog: Bugs that automated tests arenít good at finding

Podcast: The History of JUnit and the Future of Testing with Kent Beck

Article: A Developers’ Guide to Refactoring Databases

Article: Two Ways Agile and UX Can Work Together

Article: Simplicity by Design

Tool: PHPMD – PHP Mess Detector

Tool: AutoPoco – .NET test data generation

Video: UI Fundamentals for Programmers

Video: Introduction to Tellurium

Find more interesting links on the software development resources directory, the software development tools directory, the software development articles directory, the software development blogs aggregator or the software development videos directory.

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Agile Software Requirements by Dean Leffingwell

Although many might tend to limit the concept of agile requirements to "user stories", this book reminds us that there could be more than just a post-it on an information radiator when we talk about requirements. The title of one of the initial chapters is "The Big Picture of Agile Requirements" and this book provides it, together with the small details that can help you write better stories.

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Reference: "Agile Software Requirements", Dean Leffingwell, Addison-Wesley, 489 pages, IBSN 978-0-321-63584-6

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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:
* Function Point Estimation Models Comparison
* The Art of Mocking
* Use of Quality and Capability Models and Standards
* Continuous Integration Pipeline
* Narrative Journey Maps
* Selenium Tool
* FEST Tool
* Cruise Tool
* Maven Tool
* Gradle Tool
* Liquibase Tool
* Cucumber Tool
* Windmill Tool
* Jellyfish Tool