Increasing the Value of Testing in Agile

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Increasing the Value of Testing in Agile Adopting Agile depends on the project context. In an agile environment, extensive documentation of requirements are not available as it focuses more on communication. This poses a substantial challenge for software testing which is difficult to be carried out without detailed resources.The key element in software development is testing as it ensures software quality assurance of a product’s readiness for production, completeness, purpose and risks.

Asking for Free Work – Working on Spec

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Asking for Free Work – Working on Spec Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramGreat video shared by Robin Dymond: Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comPlease share! The post Asking for Free Work – Working on Spec appeared first on Agile Advice.

Mythical Man-Month, No Silver Bullet – Essence and Accident In Software Engineering, Part 16

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Mythical Man-Month, No Silver Bullet – Essence and Accident In Software Engineering, Part 16 No Silver Bullet is the 16th installment of the Re-Read Saturday of the The Mythical Man-Month by Fred P. Brooks. No Silver Bullet is the longest of the essays, and even includes an abstract and introduction. In this essay Brooks discusses hard parts of software development and how most of the productivity gains of the previous decades were focused around improving the processes around software development rather than addressing the really hard parts. The hard parts are capturing and translating requirements into a design.

Report Looks at the Role of HR in the Future of Work

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Report Looks at the Role of HR in the Future of Work Seldom has a topic been so hyped in recent months as that around the ‘future of work’.  The year is not yet out and there have already been several reports purporting to show us how work will unfold in the coming years.First up was the Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace report from CBRE and Genesis, which was less about how work will look in 15 years time as what kind of workplace Millennials would love to have right now.

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How Learning a Human Language Is Like Learning a Computer Language

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How Learning a Human Language Is Like Learning a Computer Language As programmers we get used to moving from one programming language to another, among language families this is relatively simple. When I refer to programming language families, for the purpose of this article I mean high level or low level languages.Between the different high level languages there are strong similarities both in structure of the statements and in vocabulary. The same applies to low level languages there are again strong similarities.

My New Project and Dignity in Hiring

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My New Project and Dignity in Hiring I saw this tweet tonight and thought of dignity in hiring.Pure genius. Assemble the best colleagues you’ve worked with and receive full-time job offers together. https://t.co/T582n360Cp

Grady Booch: The Future of Software Engineering

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Grady Booch: The Future of Software Engineering No matter what future we may envision, it relies on software that has not yet been written. Even now, software-intensive systems have woven themselves into the interstitial spaces of civilization, and we as individuals and as a species have slowly surrendered ourselves to computing. Looking back, we can identify several major and distinct styles whereby […]

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

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The Myth of Work-Life Balance Repeat after me: “I love my work.” Go ahead! Do it right now: “I love my work.” No? Does that make you feel uncomfortable? When you do your work not for the money but because you love it, will your boss stop paying you? The famous hierarchy of needs, created by psychologist Abraham Maslow, suggests that, […]

The 5 Things Developers Expect From a Project Manager

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The 5 Things Developers Expect From a Project Manager To be effective as a software developer, technical excellence is not enough. On top of that there are several other aspects on which a great professional should focus. Near the top of my list there is the ability to interact with other people involved in the project. Whatever the nature of your project, you will need to interact to get things done:As an open-source contributor you have to collaborate reviewing patches or having your patches reviewed, address the issues brought up by users, communicate your features to new users, plan with other committers or co-maintainers, etc.As a freelancer you have to interact with current customers and prospects. You have to interact with other developers, designers, or testers involved in the projects and you need to communicate clearly who is responsible for what.When working in a...