Category Archives: Test Driven Development

Overcoming Internal Resistance to Agile Development

This advice comes with a disclaimer… I am a warrior, so my message will be harsh. Resistance to agile development is futile. I say this to show the ‘Trekkie’ in me and to set the framework for destroying resistance to … Continue reading

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Learning Your Agile Scales – Part 2

In Part 1 of “Learning Your Agile Scales” I why it’s important to learn and practice your scales in agile development. Here we will cover three forms of scales you should make part of your basic language: Test Driven-Development, Object … Continue reading

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When is it Good Enough?

I’m a woodworker. I love to work with wood, and I truly enjoy the sense of satisfaction that comes from the work I do. I think this is why the software Craftsmanship movement rings true for me. I find many of the aspects … Continue reading

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QA: Now or Later? Now, duh!

Many of us have heard the phrase “Test Early, Test Often”. There are quite a few blogs and articles out there explaining how testing early (catching defects early) reduces costs in software development efforts.  It’s documented, and not many people … Continue reading

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Managing Technical Debt

Debt seems to be on every-one’s mind these days.  You can’t open a newspaper anywhere in the world without seeing some article about some country’s national debt.  As we all know, countries aren’t the only entities that have debt.  Most … Continue reading

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Refactor Your PMP – Part 6: Quality Management

Okay… it has been a while since my last installment in this series. Aside from my general inability to stay focused on a single topic (what was I thinking committing to a nine part series) I got really swamped preparing … Continue reading

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Testers, Orgs, and the demand for Java jobs

In agile product development (or any responsible product development environment),  people don’t just talk about high quality, they are passionate about  it.  Think beyond software…companies build marketing strategies around  quality.  Fruit of the Loom, Zenith, Toyota…all have marketed solely  around … Continue reading

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Agile Developer-Testing Myths

This is not about agility, this is about acting responsibly. Developers – stop making excuses not to test. Managers / Product Owners – stop accepting myths about why testing isn’t happening. With that in mind, I present you the top … Continue reading

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Why aren’t you unit testing yet?

Constant focus on quality and code health is critical for the long  term viability and maintainability of software.  This focus on quality  is a trademark of agile teams but you don’t have to be ‘doing the Agile’  to focus on … Continue reading

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Changing Agile Roles – The Programmers

Many people don’t see that there are many changes to the programmers’ life when it comes to moving to agile software development.  I personally see quite a few changes.  Some of these changes are basic, like moving to test driven … Continue reading

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