Friday, December 19, 2008

What Others Are Saying About Software - 12/19/2008

Making Agile Stick
Another great post from the Dark Side. It boils down to value and working software. David makes the case that it is not an IT 'thing', it is a business 'thing'. And from a business-oriented developer, Bravo.

Estimation Is Not For Accountability (It’s For Visibility)
Max takes a strong stand for real reason for estimates. Interesting read for sure, but I wonder how Max squares his view with those who do Agile training? You hear the word "commitment" a lot from Agile consultants when referring to an iteration. Maybe it's a way to get their foot in the funding procurement door to pay their own consultant fees?

Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive
Nothing earth-shattering from Mr. Coding Horror. But I like to keep track of these posts, if only for my own benefit when debating my pre-optimization brethren.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

KC Day of .NET Presentation

I gave a presentation at the KC Day of .NET today. If you attended my session, thank you!

Here is the slide deck and demo source code. It's located on Live Skydrive. You don't need to login to download, just select the file, and you should see a download link on the upper left.

I added NCover to the build file (we didn't have time during the presentation). So check out the html report in the artifacts directory.

If you don't mind, please leave me feedback on my presentation by commenting on this post.

Download Materials

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What Others Are Saying About Software - 12/3/2008

3 differences between 'Small Business' and 'Enterprise'

Someone is obviously battling some serious corporate bureaucracy and his frustration shows. But he does make some interesting observations.

The Wisdom Of Insecurity

Wisdom is sometimes the result of not knowing and the humility needed to learn from it.

How Hard Could It Be?: My Style of Servant Leadership
A few managers get it. Management is not the art of managing, it's the art of getting the hell out of the way.