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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - June 2011

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Software Linkopedia June 2011

Blog: Test-Driven Development and Embracing Failure

Blog: StrategicPlay® with Lego® SERIOUS PLAY®

Blog: Just Say No: When Not To Bid on an Engineering or Software Project

Blog: Avoiding Iteration Zero

Article: Measuring Sprint Progress

Article: Preventing Nefarious Website Manipulation

Article: New HTML5 structural tags

Tool: StorEvil is a natural language BDD tool for .NET

Tool: Twin is a tool for automating testing of Windows GUI

Video: Transition To Agile Methodology

Video: ROI of User Experience

Video: UML Visual Studio 2010 Part 1: Brainstorming a Project

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Agile Game Development with Scrum by Clinton Keith

Drawing from his own experience as developer and CTO in the game development industry, Keith Clinton has written a book that provides both an overall vision of the Agile and Scrum approaches combined with a detailed practice of these principles in the specific context of game software development. It gives therefore also a good introduction to the software practices of the gaming industry.

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Reference: Agile Game Development with Scrum, Clinton Keith, Addison-Wesley, 340 pages, IBSN 978-0-321-61852-8

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*** Conferences ***

iqnite 2011 Suisse, June 16 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

Jazoon - The International Conference on the Modern Art of Software, June 21-23 2011, Zurich, Switzerland

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

GOTO Prague, August 30- September 1 2011, Prague, Czech Republic

Scrum Day 2011, 27-28 September 2011, Darmstadt, Germany

GOTO Aarhus, October 9-14 2011, Aarhus, Denmark

Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, Octobre 10-12 2011, Portland, USA

GOTO Amsterdam , October 13-14 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

iqnite 2011 South Africa, October 19 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa

Android DevCon, November 6-9 2011, San Francisco, USA
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XP Day Benelux, December 1-2 2011, Mechelen, Belgium

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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:
* Function Point Estimation Models Comparison
* The Art of Mocking
* Use of Quality and Capability Models and Standards
* Continuous Integration Pipeline
* Narrative Journey Maps
* Retrospective Dialogue Sheets
* Make Your Culture Work with Agile and Kanban
* TDD for Legacy Systems
* UML Best Practices
* Selenium Tool
* FEST Tool
* Maven Tool
* Liquibase Tool
* Gradle Tool
* Saros Tool
* Cucumber Tool
* Windmill Tool
* Jellyfish Tool