Monthly Archive: April 2009

Apr 28

Warp Drive would be cool!

If I said: “The rise of the warp driveis more than just another speed shift that gets people excited. It will undoubtedly transform the space transportation industry, but it will also profoundly change the way people work and companies operate” You would almost certainly say “Well, duh, but warp drive doesn’t exist” And that is …

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Apr 28

cool list of TDD anti-patterns

a blast from the past   Sample: The Liar An entire unit test that passes all of the test cases it has and appears valid, but upon closer inspection it is discovered that it doesn’t really test the intended target at all.    

Apr 27

Python Throws Down!

Looks like somebody’s making a play to be the new Alpha Dog!      

Apr 23

I like this

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Apr 23

Low Quality Code == Cheaper Code?

As discussed by Uncle Bob Is it true that an expensive handbag is better quality than a cheap handbag? Is it true that $150/bottle wine is always superior to $20/bottle wine? No? Is a “Ruth’s Chris Steak” clearly better than a Waffle House steak?   Yes?  Then why does Waffle House sell so many more …

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Apr 16

Distributed Agile Heroes

Interesting counter-take on Agile development with a hero-programmer model. This is just one example, but it would be interesting see if other examples support or counter this experiment.   My previous experience suggests that the less complexity you send overseas, the better you are.  which means that you need people locally who can control the …

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Apr 07

For the Agile & Unemployed

Mark Levison has some good advice for those Agilists who find themselves out of work.   My only quibble is with item #1: Get an email address with your own domain name. Having hotmail/yahoo/gmail address just looks unprofessional. Domain names are cheap and you can alias your domain to a google apps or any other …

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