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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - October 2010

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Featured Jobs

Senior .NET Web Developer e-Commerce with Scrum, Miami, FL

Applications Architect, Coventry Health, Cranberry, PA

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QA Tester, Enabling Solutions, Houston, TX

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*** Linkopedia ***

Linkopedia October 2010

Blog: Avast Combining the ScrumMaster and Product Owner, Matey!

Blog: What's Wrong with "HTML5"

Blog: Maintainable Systems 2

Blog: How To Adopt Getting Results the Agile Way

Site: Retrospective Wiki

Humour: You Know That You Are on a Software Project

Article: Evolutionary architecture and emergent design: Building DSLs in JRuby

Article: Static Analysis Is Not Just for Finding Bugs

Tools: JUnitum - JUnit extension for system test

Tools: Dancer - Perl framework

Video: What the #@!?*# is cloud computing?

Video: Adding Sanity to Your Agility

Video: User Scenario Testing for Android

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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
* Camel Tool
* ServiceMix Tool
* Ant Tool
* Tellurium Tool
* GiveWenZen Tool
* Apache CXF Tool