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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - May 2011

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*** News ***

CloudBees Presentation the Java User Group Lausanne

Sacha Labourey, the CEO of Cloudbees and former CTO of JBoss, was recently in Lausanne to present the Cloudbees platform to the Lausanne Java User Group. Cloudbees is a platform that allows to develop and run Java (or more precisely JVM-based language) software in the cloud. Read more

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Linkopedia May 2011

Blog: DO’s and DON’Ts of Motivational Management

Blog: Troubleshooting response time problems

Blog: How we do a retrospective

Blog: The Product Backlog Board

Blog: Notes from Michael Feathers’ Brutal Refactoring

Article: Improving Software Engineering Through Holistic Project Coaching

Article: Diffusion Testing

Article: Database in the Cloud

Tool: Cucumber Feature Manager

Tool: SqlDiffFramework - A database comparison tool

Video: Wikipedia Architecture

Video: What’s it Take to Make an Agile Transition?

Video: Flexible Design? Testable Design? You Don’t Have To Choose!

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*** Books ***

Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development by Ken Pugh

Acceptance tests are defined in this book as the test created by the customer in collaboration with the developer and the tester prior to implementation. They are not the traditional user acceptance tests performed after implementation. Although acceptance tests can be used at different development stages, Ken Pugh proposes mainly in this book an approach where all project stakeholders will collaborate to create tests that validate business requirements.

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

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

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

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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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*** Our News ***

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Project Management Planet

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
* Selenium Tool
* FEST Tool
* Cruise Tool
* Maven Tool
* Gradle Tool
* Liquibase Tool
* Cucumber Tool
* Windmill Tool
* Jellyfish Tool

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