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Methods & Tools - December 2016


=== Sponsor ===


The User Story Considered Harmful, A White Paper by James & Suzanne Robertson

A common problem contributing to software project failure is a failure of requirements. Is it possible that the user story contributes to this requirements failure? SQE Training instructors James Robertson and Suzanne Robertson address why user stories are often poor in the requirements arena in the white paper, The User Story Considered Harmful.

SQE Training is pleased to offer this white paper as a free download for M&T subscribers at sqetraining.com


*** Quote of the Month ***


Experience shows that architecting is not something that's performed once, early in a project. Rather, architecting is applied over the life of the project; the architecture is grown through the delivery of a series of incremental and iterative deliveries of executable software. At each delivery, the architecture becomes more complete and stable, which raises the obvious question of what the focus of the architect is through the life of the project.
Successful software architecting efforts are results-driven. Thus, the focus of the architect changes over time as the desired results change over time. [...]
It should be noted that the concerns of discovery, invention, and implementation are not strictly sequential. Some implementation occurs early in the project as architectural prototypes are constructed, and some discovery occurs late in the project as lessons are learned and different strategies for implementing certain elements of the architecture are put in place.

Source: The Process of Software Architecting, Peter Eeles & Peter Cripps, Addison-Wesley


*** News ***


Software Development Industry News

PHP 7.0.0 Released

Node.js Foundation To Oversee Node.js Security Project

SonarSource Receives $45 Million USD Minority Investment

JFrog Acquires Conan

Get all software development industry news and search for tools on SoftDevTools.com


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*** Books ***


Xanpan Team Centric Agile Software Development

At the beginning of his book, Allan Kelly describes Xanpan as both a method and a philosophy, his philosophy on how software is, or should be, created, and how Agile works, or should work. If Xanpan is basically a mix of XP (eXtreme programming) and Kanban, it contains ideas and techniques of other Agile and Lean approaches, focusing on how teams should work together to deliver better software and value.

Read the review and quotes from Xanpan Team Centric Agile Software Development.

Reference: Xanpan Team Centric Agile Software Development, Allan Kelly, http://leanpub.com/xanpan


*** Software Development Linkopedia ***


Blog: Implementers, Solvers, and Finders

Blog: Giving better code reviews

Blog: A model of the relationship between Quality, Value, Testing and Risks

Blog: 4 Tips for Starting a New Dev Job

Article: Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

Article: Technical Dependency Challenges in Large-Scale Agile Software Development (pdf)

Article: Shift Left: Testing in the Agile World

Article: Retrieving Logs in Mobile Apps Testing with Android Studio

Tools: Dagger - static dependency injection framework for Java and Android

Tools: Twister - open source test execution framework

Tools: Free Online Kanban Tools

Video: Post Agile Stress Disorder

Video: Testing Safety in IoT and Embedded Software

Video: The Formulartic Spectrum

Video: How Deep Are Your Tests?

Video: Transforming Good Teams Into Awesome Ones

Find more interesting links on the software development tools, the software development articles or the software development videos websites.


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Big Apple Scrum Day, May 1 2017, New York, USA
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SEI SATURN Software Architecture Conference, May 1-4 2017, Denver, USA
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Quality Software Australia, May 10-12 2017, Melbourne, Australia
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I T.A.K.E. Unconference, May 19-20 2016, Bucharest, Romania
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