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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - November 2010

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Linkopedia November 2010

Blog: Beyond basic TDD

Blog: Less code – More rules

Blog: Performance tuning-when, how and who

Article: Negotiating Scrum Through a Waterfall

Article: Enable application-centric cloud management

Tool: . Maveryx – Automated Java GUI Testing

Tool: makejs – make tool for javascript

Video: Gradle A Better Way To Build

Video: Company Culture as the Key Agile Milestone

Video: Do We Really Know How to Develop Software?

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Coaching Agile Teams

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XP Days Benelux, November 25-26 2010, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

SharePoint Summit, January 31 - February 2 2011, Toronto, Canada

SPTechCon, San Francisco, February 7-9 2011, San Francisco, USA

Android DevCon, March 7-9 2011, San Francisco, USA

iPhone/iPad DevCon, April 4-6 2011, Boston, USA

ACCU Conference, April 13-16 2011, Oxford, UK

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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:
* Non-Functional Requirements: Do User Stories Really Help?
* Process Improvement, the Agile Way
* Testing Dojos
* Creating Type Specific Data Libraries to Drive Test Automation
* Solid Configuration Management
* Complexity Theory for Software Developers
* Agile Risk Management
* Persona Driven Development
* Camel Tool
* ServiceMix Tool
* Ant Tool
* Tellurium Tool
* GiveWenZen Tool
* Apache CXF Tool
* Selenium
* RSpec
* Cruise
* Liquibase