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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - September 2013


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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia September 2013

Blog: The Solution to Technical Debt

Blog: Agile projects and business analysts

Blog: Installing Earned Value Management on Your Project

Blog: Writing More Than Code in Software Development

Article: How Should We Use Velocity?

Article: Test cloud-based applications with Apache JMeter

Article: Being a Software Tester in Scrum

Article: HP QuickTest Professional (QTP) and Selenium Comparison

Tools: Istanbul – JavaScript code coverage tool

Tools: Kanbanzilla – kanban board integrated with bugzilla

Video: From Busy To Effective Developer

Video: Moving Beyond Traditional PMO with Kanban

Video: Agile Analysis

Video: Security Vulnerabilities in OpenSource Java Libraries

Video: Heavy-Traffic Enterprise MySQL

Find more interesting links on the software development directory, the software development tools web site, the software development articles web site, the software development blogs or the software development videos web site.

*** Quote of the Month ***

The problem, meaning the real business problem you are trying to solve, exists regardless of any technological implementation. This underling business problem – perhaps you prefer to call this the policy – is the essence.

Source: Mastering the Requirements Process (3rd edition), Suzanne and James Robertson, Addison-Wesley


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