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Methods & Tools - June 2014


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Kanban for Skeptics

At the beginning of his book Kanban for skeptics, Nick Oostvogels says "By listing the 5 most common arguments against Kanban and my response to them, I hope to help people in their Kanban journey and build great organizations that create amazing products." I will say that this goal is fairly well achieved… and there is even an additional argument against Kanban answered at the end of the book.

Read the complete review of Kanban for Skeptics

Reference: “Kanban for skeptics – Clear answers to Kanban in software development”, Nick Oostvogels Get this book on LeanPub

*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia June 2014

Blog: Calculating Velocity FAQ

Blog: Writing Testable Frontend Javascript Part 1 – Anti-patterns and their fixes

Blog: Writing Testable Frontend Javascript Part 2 – Refactor away anti-patterns

Blog: Creating options by slicing features - #NoEstimates technique

Article: Agile Retrospectives: Why They Matter

Article: First Sketches of an App: Planning the Design of a Mobile Application

Article: Branching and Merging: Ten Pretty-Good Practices

Article: Differences in style between Java and Scala code

Tools: CAT CORE - an open source automation framework for mobile-web applications testing

Tools: Cylon.js is a JavaScript framework for robotics

Video: Strict Test-Driven Development

Video: Martin Fowler and Neil Ford Explain Agile

Video: The Joy of Making Tools

Video: Think Before Using NoSQL on your Next Project

Video: Spring Single Page Applications

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

*** Quote of the Month ***

A UX team that deals with only the details of radio buttons and check boxes is committing a disservice to its organization. Today UX groups must deal with strategy.

Source: Institutionalization of UX (2nd Edition), Eric Schaffer & Apala Lahiri, Addison-Wesley


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