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27
JUN
2008

“Unit testing never took off”

… said Agitar CEO Jerry Rudisin from SD Times. “The practice works, but it hasn’t taken off as a mainstream practice.” In 2008, I find this quote surprising and saddening that we still do not have software developers recognizing the need for automated unit testing. Sure, a lot of...
26
JUN
2008

Public Art

There was some really interesting art on the site of the this year’s Code Camp.  I snapped a few pictures and forgot to upload them.  I like public art since it can be very stimulating to the mind and when you are not expecting it, quite a surprise to encounter. Lost the art...
24
JUN
2008

Kick Off

On the Scrum mailing list, Alan Shalloway came up with a great list for questions you need to answer before starting your Scrum teams. In his experience, this checklist becomes very useful after the organization reaches 75 people. How do I know I’m done planning? What documents...
24
JUN
2008

Churchill Cup 2008

Last weekend I went to the Churchill Cup in Chicago, IL. It was a very fun rugby tournament and I had a great time. I never went to Chicago before, so it was great fun to visit a new city.  Chicago has great architecture and very good restaurants. The winners at the tournament...
17
JUN
2008

Two Wordles on XP by Kent Beck

Kent Beck, the father of XP, made some Wordles on What is XP and the XP Corollary Practices. They are very neat visualizations on the process.
14
JUN
2008

San Diego Code Camp – June 28th & 29th

Just wanted to post a “head’s up” that I will be speaking at the San Diego Code Camp at UCSD Extension. This will be my third year at Code Camp (started at the first one in Fullerton in 2005) and I will have three presentations this year. ScrumMaster Tools for Change - I will...
13
JUN
2008

No Bad Scrum

One of the things I strive for in my work is to make sure that when people are doing Scrum, they are really doing it. My reasoning is that if you are going to go through all the effort and extra burden of Scrum, you might as well do it right and then decide if it is worth it....
05
JUN
2008

What Jeff Says

Read his article about sharing your email password. He sums up my feelings around many of these community sites out there and puts a finger on why I am hesitant to join.