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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - February 2012

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Project Management Tool Survey

Our current poll: Does your project use a software tool to plan, estimate and track project activities? Go to our web site to participate and to see intermediate results.

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Linkopedia February 2012

Web Site: IT Kanban Framework

Web Site : Wide Teams is a blog and podcast about geographically dispersed teams

Web Site: Effective Scala

Blog: 7 Deadly Sins of Automated Software Testing

Blog: Use cases vs user stories in Agile development

Article: Transition to Agile Testing

Article: Guidelines for Java Testable Design

Article: Three Pillars of Project Management

Article: Cumulogic Java PaaS Strategy

Tool: Yakindu open source model-driven development of embedded systems

Tool: Online Burndown Charts

Video: Dysfunctional Project Reporting

Video: How Agile and Lean Changed my Organization

Video: Remote Programmer

Video: Onion Architecture With ASP.NET MVC

Video: Building Frameworks by Yehuda Katz

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

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*** Books ***

Essential Skills for the Agile Developer

At a time where the Agile approach is often limited to the practice of Scrum, it is good to see a book dedicated to the programming side of Agile. I recommend this book to every software developers who want to write good code that is easy to test and easy to change, whether they operate in an Agile context or not.

Read the complete review of Essential Skills for the Agile Developer

Reference: “Essential Skills for the Agile Developer – A Guide to Better Programming and Design”, Alan Shalloway, Scott Bain, Ken Pugh and Amir Kolsky, Addison-Wesley, 219 pages, IBSN 978-0-321-54373-8

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*** Quote of the Month ***

Perhaps you’ve read a book, on Extreme Programming and have decided that is the right approach for your company. Or maybe you attended a Certified ScrumMaster training course and think Scrum sounds good. Or maybe you read a book on a different agile process, and it sounds perfect for your organization. In all likelihood, you’re wrong.

Reference: Succeeding With Agile, Mike Cohn, Addison-Wesley, 463 pages, IBSN 978-0-321-57936-3

*** Conferences ***

Scandinavian Agile Conference, March 8 2012, Helsinki, Finland

Open Agile Romania, March 17 2012, Iasi, Romania

EclipseCon 2012 North America, March 26-29 2012, Reston, USA

Agile ALM Connect, March 26-29 2012, Reston, USA

STAREAST Software Testing Analysis and Review Conference, April 15-20 2012, Orlando, USA

Scandinavian Developer Conference, 16-17 April, Gothenburg, Sweden

ESE Conference, April 24-25 2012, Zurich, Switzerland

Future Insights Live, April 30 - May 4 2012, Las Vegas, USA

Android DevCon III, May 14-17 2012, San Francisco, USA

Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit, 21-23 May 2012, National Harbor, USA

GOTO Amsterdam, May 24-26 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Software Systems Best Practices Conference, June 18-21 2012, Anaheim, USA

JAZOON'12, June 26-28 2012, Zurich, Switzerland

Scrum Days 2012, July 5-6 2012, Walldorf, Germany

SPTechCon, July 22-25 2012, Boston, USA

Agile 2012, August 13-17 2012, Dallas, Texas

The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC), October 8-10 2012, Portland, USA

WPDevCon October 22-24 2012, San Francisco, USA

Topconf Tallinn, November 1-2 2012, Tallinn, Estonia

Android DevCon IV, December 4-7 2012, San Francisco, USA

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*** Our News ***

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 like JUnit. 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 our future quarterly PDF issues, you will find articles on:
* The Most Popular Collaborative Models for Requirements
* MVP Foundations for Your GWT Application
* Just Enough Architecture: The Risk-Driven Model
* Testing ASP.NET
* Evaluation of Open Source Components
* Acceptance Testing in Scrum
* Knowledge Management in the Software Industry
* DSDM Methods
* Mikado Method
* TestNG
* Scala Build
* Guarana
* Robotium
* Mockito
* Jmeter Plugin

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