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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - March 2013


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State of Mobile Software Testing 2013

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*** Numbers ***

Are You Agile, PMI or Both?

Our current poll: Which project management approach is used by your project? Go to our web site to participate and to see intermediate results.

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia March 2013

Blog: Supporting Fast-Moving Business Requirements Using Approval Branching

Blog: Cynical Agile and Scrum Dictionary

Blog: Real-time QA: staying confident with code

Blog: Ten Things I Hate About Object-Oriented Programming

Article: The Estimation Net

Article: State of Mobile Testing 2013

Article: Functional-Style Programming in C++

Article: Managing Virtual Software Development Projects

Article: Does Scrum Eliminate Project Risk?

Tools: Metrics - a Java library giving you insight into production code

Tools: Lumbar - a modular JavaScript build tool

Video: So You Are Automated… Now Let’s Make it Fast!

Video: Combining Kanban and Scrum

Video: Creating the Environment for Agility

Video: Creating UX with Story Boarding

Video: CloudStack Versus OpenStack Versus Eucalyptus

Video: Coding Failure for Fun and Profit

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

*** Books ***

Essential Scrum

The book "Essential Scrum" by Kenneth Rubin starts with a foreword by Mike Cohn who writes "there must be billions of possible ways to implement Scrum. And while there is no single right way, there are better and worse ways to implement Scrum." If the basic rules of Scrum seem simple, putting this Agile approach successfully in practice is not easy. The book Essential Scrum will help you achieve this goal as it provides a fairly complete overview of the practices for implementing Scrum in an organization.

Read the complete review of Essential Scrum

Reference: Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process, Kenneth Rubin, Addison-Wesley, 500 pages, 978-0137043293

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*** Quote of the Month ***

It may appear that the no-goal-altering-change rule is in direct conflict with the core Scrum principle that we should embrace change. We do embrace change, but we wantto embrace it in a balanced, economically sensible way.

Source: Essential Scrum, Kenneth Rubin, Addison-Wesley


*** Conferences ***

EclipseCon 2013, March 25-28, 2013, Boston, USA

STARCANADA, April 8–12 2013, Toronto, Canada

Big Data TechCon, April 8-10 2013, Boston, USA

GOTO Zurich, April 8-12, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland

GOTO Zurich for Leaders, April 8-12, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland

JAX, April 22-26 2013, Mainz, Germany

ICSE 2013, May 18-26 2013, San Francisco, USA

STAREAST, April 28–May 3 2013, Orlando, USA

Android DevCon Spring, May 28-31 2013, Boston, USA

Better Software & Agile Development Conference West, June 2-7 2013, Las Vegas, USA

International PHP Conference, June 2-5 2013, Berlin, Germany

JaxConf, June 3-5 2013, Santa Clara, USA

webinale, June 3-5 2013, Berlin, Germany

Scrum Day, June 11-12 2013, Berlin, Germany

GOTO Amsterdam, June 18-20 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Agile2013, August 5-9 2013, Nashville, USA

SPTechCon, August 11-14 2013, Boston, USA

Agile On The Beach, 5-6 September 2013, Falmouth Cornwall UK

Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, October 14-16 2013, Portland, USA

Android DevCon West, November 12-15 2013, San Francisco

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Methods & Tools Article Pipeline

In our future quarterly PDF issues, you will find articles on:
* Distributed Software Testing Teams
* Hiring Agile Software Developers
* ACID Rules for NOSQL Databases
* Scrum and Risk Management
* Mobile Apps Performance Testing
* Software Craftmanship
* API Design
* Saga
* Behat
* LibrePlan
* RoboSpock
* Apache Isis
* git-TFS

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