More for me than others, but I’ve done a few of these things, and this is a good read.
Monthly Archive: August 2006
The new word of the day is “FeatureSpam” FeatureSpam:Â Â n A variation of Feature Creep,Â FeatureSpam is the rapid addition of (seemingly random) features, capabilities and content to a software project deliverable, without regard to deadlines, existing project objectives or (in the worst cases) common sense. For example:Â A Project Management software project where one …
Scrum – the bright light of scrutiny on your organization’s processes and methods Pitfalls when trying to adopt agile development An interesting technique for refactoring convoluted legacy code (hat tip: Kevin Rutherford) Another recent article (which I can’t find right now) talked about how problems with adopting agile suggest problems with the organizational structure more …
Seth wonders if ‘Good enough will be the next big idea‘.Â Â This aligns well with Kathy Sierra’s writings on featuritis, and the general agile principle of “Good Enough” software. I would say that this will only be true if “good enough” sells to the general public, and they buy “good enough” merchandise on a satisfyingly …
The latest Carnival of the Agilists is up, and very well done too, I might add. Happy birthday to my friend Bob Forsman.
One of the things I’ve noticed about the most complex systems out there is that they are all Event-driven.Â Operating systems, Windowing systems – at the end of the day, anything that’s trying to be a generalized platform for general purpose work ends up behaving as an event-driven system.Â Â Â Â That’s the point at which the …
From Seth Godin: It’s awkward to talk to your boss (who has way more experience than you do) about teaching her agile programming. It’s awkward to call a religious or political leader on their intolerant comments. It’s awkward to bring up pre-need burial services with an older person. (What a great oxymoron, by the way). …
So does George Harrison. Napster should have used this for their theme song.
I’m likely to be doing more Flex programming in the relatively near future, so I’m gathering interesting posts. http://www.zeuslabs.us/archives/87/separating-layout-from-style-and-functionality/ My only problem with this example (and it is primarily because it is just an example) is that it makes it much harder to see the direct consequence of an action – you have to go …
Did I mention that I finally, finally have a chance to do for-pay Rails work?Â Â Â Nothing fancy, but its a great start.
Scott Bronson reviews the various Ruby debuggers. Winners: Free:Â ruby-debug Pro: Arachno Ruby And then a guy named ‘rabble’ is, or has written a book on Testing Rails (woo hoo!).Â Here is the companion blog.
This is the best Internet video ever! Starring a bunch of ‘Net wierdo legends, including the Peter Pan guy, the Tron guy, the Burger King Subservient Chicken, the two chinese guys who performed ‘N-Sync on Google Idol, the Dancing Baby from Allie McBeal fame and at least one more person. If you only see one …
Everyone gets together, and agrees on a rough portion of the country.Â Then, everyone names a popular song that’s likely to get played on the radio. Then, someone surfs over to yes.com, and everyone watches the real-time song start announcements to see when their song shows up in the specified region. Whoever’s song is the …
I posted this on the wrong blog.Â Sorry about that – you can find it here.Â Great job, Pete!