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Software Linkopedia March 2011

Blog: Iteration, Increments and Timeboxes

Blog: Bridging Structural Conflict: Same and Different

Blog: How Google Tests Software – Part Four

Article: Integrating Flex applications with NHibernate

Article: Ensuring Software Assurance Process Maturity

Article: Unit Testing in Java: Broad Assertion

Tools: Jenkins Continuous Integration

Tools: Overture, a VDM (Vienna Development Method) a modeling tool

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Management 3.0 by Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen Appelo is so smart that he even make the own assessment of his book at the end, based on the quote that "all models are wrong but some are useful" He says "It makes no sense discussing which idea is wrong, because they all are. The real challenge is in finding which ideas is useful in what context". I think that reading his book will provide you with a larger ideas’ toolkit and help you assess which ideas might be useful in a particular context for your project management journey.

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Reference: ” Managing Software Debt – Building for Inevitable Change “, Chris Sterling, Addison-Wesley, 228 pages, ISBN 978-0-321-55413-0

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*** Conferences ***

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

Software Quality Assurance Days, April 22-23 2011, Kazan, Russia

Application Developer Days, April 29-30 2011, Saint Peterburg, Russia

STAREAST, May 1-6 2011, Orlando, FL, USA
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SPTechCon, June 1-3 2011, Boston, USA

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iqnite 2011 Suisse, June 16 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

Jazoon'11 - 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

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

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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.

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