Monthly Archives: February 2010

Tweakin’ tweakin’

Whew, lot’s of tweaking done, blog posts imported from blogspot, tags created and added and so forth. Much more to be done, not least getting rid of the old blog and make it point into this direction.I haven’t even started to add new pages not to mention transferring my other www-stuff in here. WordPress is

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The Site.

Ha, this is it. As funny as it is to hack everything together from the scratch, sometimes it just isn’t worth it to reinvent the wheel. So, the platform is WordPress. Just started to customize the layout and there are lots of things to learn from the features. Expect new pages in addition to my

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Tweaking my www-presence

Just bought a domain from godaddy.com. Only 1.07$ a year. Ridiculously cheap! It’s so cheap that it’s worth the struggle through their complex and pushy marketing web pages. In short time I will start to enhance my web presence with my own domain. I’ll rewrite my current, simple and static site. I will split the

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Booklinkfest!

Here are some very good books on software craftsmanship, I can recommend everyone of them! Clean Code (Robert C. Martin) Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Michael Feathers) Agile Java (Jeff Langr) Test-Driven Development: By Example (Kent Beck) Test Driven: Practical TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers (Lasse Koskela) Excellent books on how to write

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My First Training pt. II

The schedule is bit clearer now. It will be at least 2 and a half days of practical Scrum. We will teach, coach, show and introduce Scrum as a way of working. We will also provide our insight on the obstacles and problems specific to our problem domain. During the days we will have plenty

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My First Training

It is true. I am going to teach Scrum and Agile to people I don’t know. How did this happen? Maybe because I wanted to and I clearly stated this at work. Maybe because I am enthusiastic about new things and spreading knowledge. I really don’ know but I am excited. Excited. I am also

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Confessions: I used to be a cowboy coder

A long time ago, when pixels were larger, I used to write code with a happy hacker mentality. I wrote it like a stream of consciousness. The code did what it was supposed to do. Well, after many iterations of fixing and more fixing. Erm, after more than many iterations, countless iterations would be a

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Agile Linkage!

Here we go again! Collaboration is fundamental, definitely keeping this exercise in mind. Simple exercise to demonstrate the value of collaboration How to effectively prioritize stories: The billboard over moscow What’s keeping you from refactoring? Refactoring Inhibitors There. Good stuff! Are you agile?

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DoTS – Movement forward part 3

Today I was not physically present at work but managed to take part into various chats regarding our work. With the help of our wise Scrummaster we now have two short term goals that are simple, well defined, achievable and small. When reached each short term goal will provide a full CI environment for one

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DoTS – Movement forward part 2

Today we proceeded quite well with our test strategy. We figured out that we have to split our test strategy into two parts. Legacy code New code Majority of our backlog work belongs to the first category. So we did some thinking and figured out that the majority of our testing effort and its automation

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