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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - October 2012

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia October 2012

Blog: Back to the future: Product Backlog Templates!

Blog: Why I Migrated Away From MongoDB

Blog: Rolling Out TSP Organizational Performance Improvement: A Case Study

Blog: Software Architecture cheat sheet

Article: Influencing the Adoption of Software Engineering Methods Using Social Software (PDF)

Article: Modern Mocking Tools and Black Magic

Article: Working with Component Teams: How to Navigate the Complexity

Article: Increasing Team Productivity (PDF)

Video: People: the Missing Ingredient in Software Development

Tools: Ivoire, a simple BDD testing framework for Python

Tools: Anemometer, a MySQL slow query monitor

Video: User Experience Driven Development: Code for your Users not your Tests

Video: Design Patterns for .NET Programmers

Video: Defective Java

Video: Busting the Myths of Behaviour Driven Development

Video: Readable Code and How to Achieve it

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Disciplined Agile Delivery

Starting with the diagnostic that many teams are unable to customize up or down existing software development processes for their own context, the authors have tried to provide an hybrid, goal-driven and lightweight process extends the construction-focused lifecycle of Scrum to address the full delivery lifecycle.

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*** Quote of the Month ***

If your only goal for a daily standup was to have people arrive on time, give an update as quickly as possible, and then leave, you’d be set. The daily standup, though, is intended to synchronize the team and expose any problems standing in the way. Your job as ScrumMaster, then, is to not only enforce the meeting timebox but to also make sure that the team members answers move the team toward accomplishing these objectives.

Source: The Scrum Field Guide : Practical Advice for your First Year, Mitch Lacey, Addison-Wesley

*** Conferences ***

Topconf Tallinn, November 1-2 2012, Tallinn, Estonia

Better Software Conference East, November 4–9 2012, Orlando, USA
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DevOps Summit Europe, November 15 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Recent Trends in Process Improvement, November 15 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Conference, November 15 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

XP Days Benelux, November 29-30 2012, Heeze, The Netherlands

jDays, December 3-5 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden

Android DevCon IV, December 4-7 2012, San Francisco, USA

SPTechCon, March 3-6 2013, San Francisco, USA

STARCANADA, April 8–12 2013, Toronto, Canada

Big Data TechCon, April 8-10 2013, Boston, USA

ICSE 2013, May 18-26 2013, San Francisco, USA

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* Data Management Tools for Embedded Applications
* Scrum and Maintenance
* Facilitating Agile Meetings
* Distributed Software Testing Teams
* Portofino,
* JsHint
* Concordion+
* NoSQL Unit

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