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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - August 2010

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Our software development tools directory has now categorized more than 2000 tools. From project management and unit testing tools to NOSQL databases, you can find tools used in every software development activity, as the 10'000 monthly visitors do, searching by programming language, running platforms or another of our classification criteria. If you are the committer of an open source project or the marketing manager of a commercial tool, do not hesitate to add your tool. It is free and you will be able to post press releases to communicate about new versions.

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Linkopedia June 2010

Blog: Categorizing the Cloud

Blog: Patterns and Practices for Improving Personal Productivity, Time Management and Effectiveness

Blog: Earned Value v. Earned Schedule

Blog: A List of Coding Standard Websites

Blog: TDD at the System Scale

Site: Real QA Manifesto

Humor: My husband is a programmer; I have no idea what that means

Article: jQuery Test-Driven Development

Article: Are We Headed to Abilene?

Tool: Flerry is a Flex-Java bridge for Adobe AIR

Tool: Coverlipse is an Eclipse plugin that visualizes the code coverage of JUnit Tests

Video: Managing Ruby Teams

Video: How to Cope with Communication Problems in an Agile Project?

Video Continuous Integration, Pipelines and Deployment

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*** Books ***

Reflections on Management

This book is composed of papers previously written by Watts Humphrey. The people and management aspects of software development are often neglected in books and this one is a good source to start thinking about them… and improving our practice. The book is structured in four parts: managing your projects, managing your teams, managing your boss and managing yourself. In each part, it presents both general principles and real life examples or stories taken from Watts Humphrey career. This makes the book very easy to read as we can connect the theory to situations that we have met in our professional life. Read More

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*** Conferences ***

Mobile Application Stores, September 7 2010, Zurich, Switerland
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iqnite 2010 Schweiz, September 21 2010, Zurich, Switzerland/a>

Lean & Kanban 2010 Europe, September 23-24 2010, Antwerp, Belgium

Software Testing Analysis & Review, September 26—October 1 2010, San Diego, USA

iPhone/iPad DevCon, September 27-29 2010, San Diego, USA

Iqnite Nordic, September 29-30 2010, Stockholm, Sweden
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Iqnite UK, October 4 2010, London, UK
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Agile Eastern Europe, October 8-9, Kyiv, Ukraine

Iqnite Austria, October 13 2010, Vienna, Austria
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Lean Enterprise Software and Systems, October 17-20 2010, Helsinki, Finland

Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, October 18-20 2010, Portland, USA

Software Test Professionals Conference & Expo, October 19-21 2010, Las Vegas, USA

SPTechCon, October 20-22 2010, Boston, USA

Iqnite Australia, October 26-27 2010, Sidney, Australia
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Agile Development Practices East Conference, November 14-19 2010, Orlando, FL, USA

Devoxx 2010, November 15-19, Antwerp, Belgium

Scrum Day, November 16-17 2010, Berlin, Germany

iqnite South Africa, November 18, Johannesburg, South Africa
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XP Days Benelux, November 25-26 2010, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

ACCU Conference, April 13-16 2011, Oxford, UK - Call for Paper until September 26

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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.

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* Process Improvement, the Agile Way
* Testing Dojos
* Creating Type Specific Data Libraries to Drive Test Automation
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* soapUI Tool
* Bromine Tool
* Agilefant Tool
* Camel Tool
* ServiceMix Tool
* Ant Tool
* Apache CXF Tool

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