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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - May 2013

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia May 2013

Blog: Agile Scenarios and Storyboards

Blog: The difference between Test First and Test Driven Development

Blog: Daily Process Thoughts: Agile Coach or Scrum Master

Blog: Daniel Cook on 8 Laws of Productivity

Blog: 5 Things That Will Make Your Agile Development Project FAIL

Article: Transitioning to Agile

Article: Exploratory test adventure: a creative, collaborative learning experience (PDF)

Article: Designing Experiences for Responsive Web Sites

Article: Is Agile Always Appropriate?

Article: SQL Performance Issues: Query Compilation

Article: The Implications of Having a Definition of Done on Fixed-priced Contracts

Article: Testing Android Apps with Robotium and JBehave

Tools: once:radix is a Rapid Application Development system for the Web

Tools: ]project-open[ is a web-based Enterprise Project Management software

Video: How About Learning F***ing Programming?

Video: Why Software Engineering is a Fake Discipline and What to do About It

Video: Mastering Java Deployment Skills

Video: Failing a Software Development Project Fast

Video: Lessons Learned from Managing Software Testing Teams

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 ***

Mastering the Requirements Process

In an era where managing requirements could seem to be limited to writing user stories with a "as a I want so that" format on a post-it, it could be strange to publish a 500 pages book on this topic. However, people that want to go a little bit further on the requirements topic will find a very valuable resource in this book by Suzanne and James Robertson that explore in details the relationship between the IT and business part of software development projects.

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Reference: Mastering the Requirements Process (3rd edition), Suzanne Robertson and James Robertson, Addison-Wesley, IBSN 978-0-321-81574-3

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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 want to embrace it in a balanced, economically sensible way.

Source: Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process, Kenneth Rubin, Addison-Wesley,

*** Conferences ***

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

Scrum Gathering India Regional, July 26-27 2013, Pune, India

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

Agile Business Conference, October 9-10 2013, London, UK

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

Jazoon International Conference for the Software Community, October 22-23 2013, Zurich, Switzerland

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

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* Agile Software Architecture Sketches
* Software Craftmanship
* API Design
* Apache Isis
* Zuchinni
* GVM (Groovy enVironment Manager)
* git-TFS
* CodernityDB

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