Yearly Archives: 2015

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2015. If it were a

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Top Ten Agile Books 2015

Here are the top 10 agile books that all agile software developers should read this year, including some old classics that should be re-read regularly! Agile Product Management with Scrum Agile Estimating and Planning Scrum and Xp from the Trenches

Posted in Agile, Uncategorized

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,000 times in 2014. If it were a

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A Better REST Exception Mapping Technique

The conventional REST Exception Mapper mechanism in JAX-RS means that exception mapping code is disconnected from the service code, so that developers have to hunt for some remote classes both to understand and to define exception mapping behaviour. It is

Posted in Java

Connascence and Transformation Priority Premise

Just heard an interesting talk by Kevin Rutherford at Agile Manchester about connascence¬†and how it can be used as a guide during the refactor part of the TDD cycle (red-green-refactor). “Connascence of value”, for example, means that the test code

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Value-driven User Stories

There are two keys to successful agile software development. Two, because successful agile software development is a union of successful agile business process and successful agile technical practice. On the technical side, the key to success is the continuous pursuit

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