Category Archives: Technology

My new job – first two days

Lovin’ it already. And today was my second day at Nitor Creations. I got a new laptop (Lenovo W510/12GB mem, i7 quad-core!) with win7. Well, I have very little knowledge  how to work effectively with windows so the inevitable happened and Kubuntu 11.04       stole the boot sector. Some issues with stability though,

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Practicing My Art: It Can Be Simple

Day One. Just configured Hudson to build my project. It was easy. After configuring Mercurial and Maven it was nothing more than triggering the build. I found an extremely helpful tool for maven projects, it is m2eclipse. It allows you to create Maven projects within Eclipse which is nice but for me the killer feature

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Practicing My Art

I’m on my winter holiday, Yay! I was thinking that I will spend most of the free time practicing my art of coding. I am not very familiar with maven, Hudson nor Sonar so I am planning to write a piece of software using all three of them. It may seem odd that something as

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Using ssh to proxy mercurial repositories

I faced a situation where I wanted to develop locally at home but still keep the sources available for myself on other hosts. For example, I am currently developing a TDD primer slideware and I have a simple example code base for a coding dojo that I wrote here at home. I want to be

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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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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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DoTS – Movement forward

I introduce DoTS as an idea to my team couple of weeks ago. They were receptive and agreed to create one. So far we have a rough skeleton defined and few short-term goals defined. We had a development backlog already so it will be quite a natural place for all of those new items we

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Introducing DoTS to my team

Lately our dear and tall Product Owner wanted us to present a clear and achievable goal for our development backlog. Which makes sense, since even our own efforts to improve our own work needs a plan. So, I presented my initial thoughts of DoTS to our team. The team, which consists of 8 (including me)

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Definition of Test Strategy

Everyone practicing Scrum is familiar with the Definition of Done. It plays quite a crucial role in your daily work. Done is DONE after all :-) I recently wrote about Continuous Integration and whether it is possible without driving your development with tests (it is not ;-). This leads us to a bigger question. The

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