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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Software Linkopedia August 2011
Blog: The Chaos Addiction
Article: Dancing with Pigs
Video: Writing Maintainable Code
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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.
Read the complete review of Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust
Reference: Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust, Watts S. Humphrey and James W. Over, Addison-Wesley, IBSN 978-0-321-62450-5
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More than 1000 Members in the Methods & Tools LinkedIn Group
The membership in the Methods & Tools LinkedIn Group has now passed the 1000 members mark. If you have a LinkedIn profile, do not hesitate to join this group and shares with other software development professionals interesting material like conferences, user group meetings, jobs posts or your own blog posts. Group address: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/49777/20059D3C405C
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:
* Psychology of UX
* Retrospective Dialogue Sheets
* Make Your Culture Work with Agile and Kanban
* Software Architecture
* UML Best Practices
* Narrative Journey Maps
* Gradle Tool
* Saros Tool
* Cucumber Tool
* Chili Tool
* Guarana Tool