Ruby, Sinatra, Dreamhost, Haml, git – a smooth web app workflow … eventually

I have spent many years developing web applications in Java for corporate clients. During that time I have used a wide range of frameworks, APIs and other useful stuff. I have written my own versions (sometimes several) of many of these components, learned the tools well, and become very productive and effective. However, it has …

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Throw Away Your Bug Tracking System?

This afternoon, or team had an interesting discussion about our bug tracking system. For some time we have not been happy with the existing bugzilla installation, and the task of finding a replacement has floated on the to-do list. We started to discuss replacements again today, but this time it was different. For about a …

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The Defect Black Market

Every now and then we have a discussion about bugs, whether and how they should be fixed, and the relative importance of each bug compared with key missing features. Solutions range from the naive to the overcomplicated, but at least nobody yet has suggested something like the following… The Defect Black Market – The Daily …

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In an agile process, what is a defect?

Our agile team is finding some things challenging. In particular deciding how to prioritise and work on “bugs” in the midst of a pool of prioritised and scheduled feature stories. “Agile In Action” has a nice summary of an approach to software development. Most agile practitioners won’t find anything to object to. AGILE IN ACTION: …

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Lego Is Not Just For Kids Anymore

Well. I already know (or maybe “hoped” is a better word) that Lego is not just for kids. But any article about both Lego and agile software development was bound to catch my attention. This article is about the idea of using Lego bricks for time tracking and bug prioritisation/organisation. Personally I think the suggested …

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