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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - September 2011

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Code Refactoring Resources

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Linkopedia September 2011

Blog: The 10 Minute Test Plan

Blog: A Checklist for a Distributed Retrospective

Blog: Appraisals and Agile Don’t Play Nicely

Article: Rational Unified Best Practices: A Primer for the Project Manager

Article: Defining Software Quality and Economic Value

Article: Tools and Techniques for .NET Code Profiling

Article: Scenarios for Load Testing

Tool: Sureassert UC – integrated Java unit testing solution for Eclipse

Tool: NDBGen – C# LINQ-to-SQL models and SQL installation script generator

Video: JUnit Tutorial

Video: Cloud Computing Economics

Video: Scrum Sprint Showcase

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*** Books ***

Documenting Software Architectures by Paul Clements & al.

This book states that its goal is to answer the following question: “How do you document an architecture so that others can successfully use it, maintain it, and build a system from it?”. I think that this objective is broadly achieved. In addition, the book provides very interesting content of how to consider software architecture. I will recommend this book to every software developers.

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Reference: Documenting Software Architectures, Paul Clements & al., Addison-Wesley, 278 pages, IBSN 978-0-321-55268-6

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*** Conferences ***

Verify/ATI 2011 Conference, September 26-28 2011, Arlington, VA, USA

Scrum Day 2011, 27-28 September 2011, Darmstadt, Germany

Agile Cambridge, September 29-30 2011, Cambridge, UK

STARWEST 2011, October 2-7 2011, Anaheim, USA

Agile Business Conference, October 4-6 2011, London, UK

GOTO Aarhus, October 9-14 2011, Aarhus, Denmark

Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, Octobre 10-12 2011, Portland, USA

GOTO Amsterdam , October 13-14 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Android DevCon, November 6-9 2011, San Francisco, USA
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Better Software Conference East, November 6–11 2011, Orlando, USA

Agile Development Practices East, November 6–11 2011, Orlando, USA

GOTO Prague, November 22-24 2011, Prague, Czech Republic

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

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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:
* Psychology of UX
* Retrospective Dialogue Sheets
* Make Your Culture Work with Agile and Kanban
* Software Architecture
* UML Best Practices
* Narrative Journey Maps
* Scrum Burndown Charts
* Gradle Tool
* Saros Tool
* StarUML Saros Tool
* Scala Build Tool
* Cucumber Tool
* Chili Tool
* Sureassert Tool
* Guarana Tool

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