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Methods & Tools - February 2016


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*** Quote of the Month ***


Ask somebody in the building industry to visually communicate the architecture of a building and you’ll likely be presented with site plans, floor plans, elevation views, cross-section views and detail drawings. In contrast, ask a software developer to communicate the software architecture of a software system using diagrams and you’ll likely get a confused mess of boxes and lines.

I've asked thousands of software developers to do just this over the past decade and continue to do so today. The results still surprise me, with the thousands of photos taken during these software architecture sketching workshops suggesting that effective visual communication of software architecture is a skill that’s sorely lacking in the software development industry.

Source: The Art of Visualising Software Architecture, Simon Brown, Leanpub


*** News ***


Software Development Industry News

Node.js Foundation Add Express to Its Incubator Program

Kotlin 1.0 Released

Sonatype Gets $30 Million Financing

MariaDB Raises $9 Million

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


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Continuous improvement is one of the main values of Agile and retrospectives should play an essential role in supporting this process. In his short and free book "Agile Retrospective Kickstarter", Alexey Krivitisky provides some exercises that should help Scrum teams to get the most out of their retrospective meetings.

Read the review and quotes from Agile Retrospective Kickstarter.

Reference: Agile Retrospective Kickstarter, Alexey Krivitisky, Leanpub


*** Linkopedia ***


Software Development Linkopedia February 2016

Blog: The Sad State of Web Development

Blog: Just Say No to More End-to-End Tests

Blog: Story Mapping, Visual Way of Building Product Backlog

Blog: Why Should Software Architects Write Code?

Article: Seven Pitfalls to Avoid During Organizational Transformation

Article: Usability Testing Myths and Misconceptions

Article: Introducing the Agnostic Composition Controller Pattern

Article: Tools to Assess and Manage Technical Debt

Article: Software Testing State and Trends 2015-2016

Tools: EarlGrey is an open source native iOS UI automation test framework developed by Google

Tools: WebdriverIO is a testing tool module for Node.JS. It makes it possible to write Selenium tests in your favorite BDD/TDD test framework that will run locally or in the cloud.

Video: Your Code Smells

Video: Architecting Well-Structured Java Applications

Video: All Your Tests are Terrible

Video: Agile is Dead

Video: Onion Architecture Without the Tears

Video: Secure Coding Patterns

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


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