Agile

The Social Network

January 10, 2011

Over the weekend I watched this movie called The Social Network. As a geek, I felt that I was somehow mentally obligated to see this movie :-). While I was watching this movie, ...

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A Burden Called Meetings

December 9, 2010

I’ve been working for an enterprise corporation for 5+ years, which I’m going to be leaving soon. This organization is suffering from a wide-spread malady called “meetingitis”. ...

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Laborers versus Professionals

October 27, 2010

A while ago, my good friend Michel Grootjans tweeted the following: Are developers (a) laborers or (b) professionals? If (a) don't expect them to think. If (b) don't expect the...

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Sins of Commissions

October 12, 2008

Reading Joel Spolsky's latest article, Sins of Commissions, reminded me about a topic that I feel very strongly about, namely incentives for software developers based on some ki...

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Daily Stand-up Meetings

March 2, 2008

I finished reading the excellent article It's Not Just Standing Up: Patterns of Daily Stand-up Meetings written by Jason Yip. Somewhere in the beginning of this article, the aut...

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On Software Factories

February 23, 2008

Bart Waeterschoot is blogging on IntoFactories.NET. I'm glad he joined the blogosphere. Bart is a very smart guy and I'm looking forward to more of his writing. Nonetheless, I h...

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Bug Driven Development

September 24, 2007

Are you doing Test-Driven Development or Bug Driven Development? From my experiences, test-driven development seems to slow you down at the beginning of a project. This isn't en...

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A day of great quotes

September 10, 2007

Scott Bellware: I think that the difference between a good developer and an excellent developer is the excellent developer's willingness to not know, an openness to explore, and...

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The Myth of Software Estimation

August 29, 2007

Just read an excellent blog post on The Myth of Software Estimation. The author claims that the relationship between humans and computers is just as unpredictable as a relations...

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Me like CruiseControl.NET

July 29, 2007

One of the things I've picked up from the big book of developer tools is CruiseControl.NET aka CC.NET. CC.NET is a continuous integration system that automates the entire build,...

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Agile Team Dynamics

July 10, 2007

If you're interested on agile development, this blog post on Agile Team Dynamics is a must-read. I especially like the idea of banning e-mails for inter-team communication.

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Agile is just human nature

May 12, 2007

I just finished reading a book written by Phillip Khan-Panni, and its not about any of the latest cool technologies or methodologies, but about efficient communication between u...

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Once Upon a Team

January 31, 2007

Great follow-up by Jeremy D. Miller for The Anti Team. You can find this blog post here. You should give it a good read! Good teams challenge their approach every single day and...

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The Anti Team

January 22, 2007

Another great manifest by Jeremy D. Miller, called The Anti Team. Especially the first one is a very recognizable team role and especially the one I hate most: the non-coding ar...

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