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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - August 2011


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Efficient UML: From Anti-Patterns to Best Practices

This session at the Jazoon Conference discussed some UML modeling anti-patterns. They then serve as a basis for discussing Unified Modeling Language best practices that could correct them. Read More...


Platforms in the Cloud

During the first day at the Jazoon Conference, David Chappell gave an interesting keynote about the opportunities brought by the Cloud that he defines as a new available platform for software developers. His presentation was good, mixing both general overview information and more technical considerations that could interest software developers. Read More...


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*** Numbers ***

Bug Tracking Tool Usage Survey

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*** Jobs ***

Featured Jobs

IT Software Development Engineer, Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Analyst Programmer, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Senior Java/Web Developer at Growing Consumer Web Startup, Los Angeles, CA (Mid-Wilshire area of LA)


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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Linkopedia August 2011

Blog: What if your first cycle ends up with zero story points completed?

Blog: Performance Testing Basic’s – What is Throughput?

Blog: The Chaos Addiction

Article: 5 Common Mistakes We Make Writing User Stories

Article: Use Selenium Grid to enhance testing of web applications

Article: Dancing with Pigs

Tool: FunkLoad- Functional and Load Web Testing

Tool: Chrysalis- XML Refactoring

Video: What is Enough Design for Agile?

Video: Writing Reliable Selenium Tests

Video: Web Architecture versus Enterprise IT

Video: Writing Maintainable Code

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*** Books ***

Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust with Scrum by Watts S. Humphrey and James W. Over

The title of his last book is a little bit misleading as it is mainly focused on the Team Software Process (TSP) than presenting a broader perspective on software development management or leadership. The information in the book is well structured and the mix between the theory and practice parts is fairly balanced. I will recommend this book to every software development manager and project manager who is interested in getting an additional perspective on how to improve its projects results.

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Reference: Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust, Watts S. Humphrey and James W. Over, Addison-Wesley, IBSN 978-0-321-62450-5

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*** Conferences ***

Verify/ATI 2011 Conference, September 26-28 2011, Arlington, VA, USA

Scrum Day 2011, 27-28 September 2011, Darmstadt, Germany

STARWEST 2011, October 2-7 2011, Anaheim, USA

GOTO Aarhus, October 9-14 2011, Aarhus, Denmark

Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, Octobre 10-12 2011, Portland, USA

GOTO Amsterdam , October 13-14 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

iqnite 2011 South Africa, October 19 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa

Android DevCon, November 6-9 2011, San Francisco, USA
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Better Software Conference East, November 6–11 2011, Orlando, USA

Agile Development Practices East, November 6–11 2011, Orlando, USA

GOTO Prague, November 22-24 2011, Prague, Czech Republic

XP Day Benelux, December 1-2 2011, Mechelen, Belgium

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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.


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