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Software Linkopedia November 2011

Web site: SymbolHound a search engine for programmers and coders

Blog: More about distributed Scrum - one example

Blog: Dan North at Oredev: Embrace Uncertainty

Blog: How Mature Is Your Continuous Integration?

Article: Understanding the Concept of the Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

Article: Design Peer Reviews the ATAM Style

Article: Building the Right Scope

Article: MongoDB vs. RDBMS Schema Design

Tools: Robolectric – Test-Drive Your Android Code

Tool: Spinach – a BDD framework that features encapsulation and modularity

Video: Secrets of World Class Software Organizations

Video: Software Testing is Dead

Video: Successful Agile Planning: An Iteration How-to

Video: Metrics for Better Software Teams

Video: Java Security Trends

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*** Conferences ***

XP Day Benelux, December 1-2 2011, Mechelen, Belgium

SCALE, January 20-22 2012, Los Angeles, USA

ESE Conference, April 24-25 2012, Zurich, Switzerland

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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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In our future quarterly PDF issues, you will find articles on:
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* Make Your Culture Work with Agile and Kanban
* How Software Architecture Learn
* Scrum Burndown Charts
* UML Best Practices
* Narrative Journey Maps
* The Most Popular Collaborative Models for Requirements
* MVP Foundations for Your GWT Application
* Just Enough Architecture: The Risk-Driven Model
* Testing ASP.NET
* Scala Build Tool
* Cucumber Tool
* Chili Tool
* Scrum-IT Tool
* Sureassert Tool
* Guarana Tool

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