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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - April 2013


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Scrum Still a Minority in Software Project Management?

As Agile approaches like Scrum are supposed to be dominant for enterprise software project management, the latest Methods & Tools survey asked the following question: Which project management approach is used by your project? The results make us think that the situation is a little bit more complex than the generally accepted opinion. Read the complete survey results and analysis


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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia April 2013

Web site: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Java Coding Standard (PDF)

Web site: Guidelines for Unit Testing Python Code

Web site: The Agile Atlas

Article: Basing Earned Value on Technical Performance (PDF)

Article: Ten Tips for Constructing an Agile Database Development Environment that Works

Article: Taking on a Project in Difficulties

Article: Iteration Retrospective Activity: Turn the Tables

Article: QTP Best Practices

Article: Dot NET Assemblies and Strong Name Signature

Tools: Zucchini, a visual iOS testing framework

Tools: cipra, a C++11 unit testing framework

Video: How Good Acceptance Test Can Make Your Team Happier

Video: Requirements Gathering with Mind Maps

Video: Enterprise Application Integration Patterns for Java in the Cloud

Video: Then Our Buildings Shape Us

Video: Eventual Database Consistency

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

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*** Quote of the Month ***

Items on the Product Backlog should be requirements in the domain of the customer or user – addressing their needs, in their language and of value to them. Test of a good Product Backlog? Your customers immediately understand every item

Source: Practices for Scaling Lean and Agile Development – Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum, Craig Larman and Bas Vodde, Addison Wesley


*** Conferences ***

STAREAST, April 28–May 3 2013, Orlando, USA

GeeCON, May 15-18 2013, Krakow, Poland

ICSE 2013, May 18-26 2013, San Francisco, USA

DevOps Summit Europe: Enabling DevOps, 23 May 2013, London, UK

NxtGenTesting – Next Generation Testing conference, 23 May 2013, London, UK

Android DevCon Spring, May 28-31 2013, Boston, USA

Better Software & Agile Development Conference West, June 2-7 2013, Las Vegas, USA

International PHP Conference, June 2-5 2013, Berlin, Germany

JaxConf, June 3-5 2013, Santa Clara, USA

webinale, June 3-5 2013, Berlin, Germany

Scrum Day, June 11-12 2013, Berlin, Germany

GOTO Amsterdam, June 18-20 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Agile2013, August 5-9 2013, Nashville, USA

SPTechCon, August 11-14 2013, Boston, USA

Agile On The Beach, 5-6 September 2013, Falmouth Cornwall UK

Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, October 14-16 2013, Portland, USA

Android DevCon West, November 12-15 2013, San Francisco

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Methods & Tools Article Pipeline

In our future quarterly PDF issues, you will find articles on:
* Scrum and Risk Management
* Mobile Apps Performance Testing
* Distributed Software Testing Teams
* Business Patters for Software Developers
* Scrum Spring Length
* Teaching the Value of Acceptance Tests
* Software Craftmanship
* API Design
* Apache Isis
* Zuchinni
* GVM (Groovy enVironment Manager)
* git-TFS

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