Posts Tagged "development"

Less is more, more or less

Jun 01 2011

CSS! Just the name elicits groans from the backend developer bench. Googling “css sucks” brings a back a wealth of comedy in…

What is it about technical discussions and weeds?

Apr 01 2009

It’s tough to prevent technical discussions getting lost in the weeds. Actually, it’s the people involved who get lost in the weeds.…

The natural laws of software development

Aug 01 2008

At Agile2008, I watched Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson talk about the natural laws of software development. Deriving agile practices from first…

Rules for simplicity

Dec 01 2005

David Crow writes about rules for simplicity. I like number 10: Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, while adding the meaningful. It…

Slop and slack

Dec 01 2005

Michael Feathers identified iteration slop as the time spent before an iteration, preparing for it, and the time spent after an iteration,…

Write production-ready code faster with TDD

Dec 01 2005

It takes time to become proficient at test driven development. But it’s worth the investment. I’m not convinced it makes writing code…

How not to do it: Agile development, Microsoft-style

Dec 01 2005

Randy Miller at Microsoft writes about his experiences with agile development. Ken Schwaber comments about Trends in Scrum and Agile. John Nolan…

Article in The Guardian: Simple steps to making better software

Nov 01 2005

The Guardian has written about simple steps to making better software. The only thing to take from this article is that “there…

Kent Beck on developer testing

Aug 01 2005

Kent Beck’s¬†presentation was recorded at the Developer Testing Forum in 2004. Kent talks about how the developer tests produced by test-driven development…

What makes a good software developer?

May 01 2005

Yesterday I was asked what do you think makes a good software developer? I think my answer surprised the person asking the…

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