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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - January 2011

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*** Numbers ***

Load or Performance Testing Tools Poll

Our last poll wanted to determine the level of adoption of load testing tools in organizations. We asked the following question: "Do you use a tool for load or performance testing?" A majority of the companies from the participants have load testing tools, but there are still many developers that don't use them. Read the complete analysis of our load testing tools usage survey

Requirements Poll

Our current poll: Which format is used to express requirements in your organization? Go to our web site to participate and to see intermediate results.

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Linkopedia January 2011

Blog: Definition of Done: A Reference

Blog: Developers, let the testers assist with the technical debt

Web Site: Refactoring Manifesto

Humor: How to Write Good Code

Article: Automated web testing with Selenium

Article: Five Ajax best practices

Tool: Selenium Toolkit for .NET

Tool: BigTuna- Continuous Integration Server

Video: The NoSQL Tapes

Video: Battle of NoSQL Stars: Amazon’s SDB vs Mongoid vs CouchDB vs RavenDB

Video: Android Application Development – A 9,000 Foot Overview

Video: Mocks Suck (and what to do about it)

Video: Enterprise Scale Scrum Sprint Planning

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*** Books ***

Adaptive Project Framework by Robert Wysocki

This a different item in the category of project management books: its goal is to present an open framework and not a prescriptive model. As the author says, many project managers prefer to apply an existing recipe for their project. If you are ready to step out of your comfort zone, this book contains many ingredients that will allow you to create your own recipe for to manage software development projects.

Read the complete review of Adaptive Project Framework by Robert Wysocki

Reference: “Adaptive Project Framework, Managing Complexity in the Face of Uncertainty”, Robert K. Wysocki, Addison-Wesley, 355 pages, ISBN 978-0-321-52561-1

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*** Conferences ***

SharePoint Summit, January 31 - February 2 2011, Toronto, Canada

SPTechCon, San Francisco, February 7-9 2011, San Francisco, USA

Scandinavian Agile Conference 2011, March 3 2011, Espoo, Finland

Android DevCon, March 7-9 2011, San Francisco, USA

TheServerSide Java Symposium, March 16-18 2011, Las Vegas, USA

EclipseCon, March 21-24 2011, Santa Clara, USA

iPhone/iPad DevCon, April 4-6 2011, Boston, USA

ACCU Conference, April 13-16 2011, Oxford, UK

SPTechCon, June 1-3 2011, Boston, USA

iqnite 2011 Suisse, June 16 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

Agile 2011, August 7-13 2011, Salt Lake City, USA

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*** Our News ***

New Sites Worth Visting

Test Management Tools Directory
Requirements Management Portal

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:
* Automated Acceptance Tests and Requirements Traceability
* Complexity Theory for Software Developers
* Agile Risk Management
* Persona Driven Development
* Function Point Estimation Models Comparison
* The Art of Mocking
* Use of Quality and Capability Models and Standards
* Solid Configuration Management
* Ant Tool
* Maven Tool
* Tellurium Tool
* GiveWenZen Tool
* Apache CXF Tool
* Selenium Tool
* RSpec Tool
* FEST Tool
* Cruise Tool
* Liquibase Tool

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