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Methods & Tools - August 2014

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*** Jobs ***

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*** Books ***

Institutionalization of UX

With the trends towards multiple screens for software applications and the success of Apple, the notion of User eXperience (UX) has gained a better visibility and recognition in the world of software development. The book "Institutionalization of UX" proposes a set of practices to institutionalize user experience design in software development organization.

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Reference: Institutionalization of UX, Eric Schaffer, Apala Lahiri, Addison-Wesley, 300 pages, IBSN 978-0321884817

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia June 2014

Web site: Fun Retrospectives

Blog: How to make software architecture decisions?

Blog: Cognitive Biases in Software Engineering

Blog: How the Other Half Works: an Adventure in the Low Status of Software Engineers

Blog: Confessions of an ex-developer

Article: Tearing Down the Walls: Embedding QA in a TDD/Pairing and Agile Environment (pdf)

Article: 15 Rules for Writing Quality Code

Article: From the Big Bang to Service Component Architecture

Article: Continuous Delivery and the Database

Tools: Mithril - a client-side MVC framework

Tools: SisoDb - document-oriented db-provider for Sql-Server written in C#

Video: The History of Programming: Part 1

Video: Gradle Introduction

Video: Performance Testing in Agile Contexts

Video: The Journey to a Software Testing Center of Excellence

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

*** Quote of the Month ***

We don't mean that you should put on your Super Tester cape and go protect the world from bugs. There's no room for big egos on agile teams. Your teammates share your passion for quality. Focus on the teams goals and do what you can to help everyon do their best work.

Source: Agile Testing, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, Addison Wesley

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