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Interview on privacy and security released

At GOTO Aarhus 2014 Ola Bini hosted a discussion with Martin Fowler, Tim Bray, and myself covering topics such as browser security, identity providers, password managers, monopolisation of internet services, and the future of mass surveillance.

erik doernenburg
6 January 2015

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CCMenu 1.8 released

A few weeks ago I released a new version of CCMenu. It was a noteworthy release for two unrelated reasons.

erik doernenburg
30 December 2014

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Retreaded: CodeAsDocumentation

Retread of post orginally made on 22 Mar 2005

One of the common elements of agile methods is that they raise programming to a central role in software development - one much greater than the software engineering community usually does. Part of this is classifying the code as a major, if not the primary documentation of a software system.

Almost immediately I feel the need to rebut a common misunderstanding. Such a principle is not saying that code is the only documentation. Although I've often heard this said of Extreme Programming - I've never heard the leaders of the Extreme…

Martin Fowler
25 March 2015

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Scaling Agile

Organizational agility is required in order to scale Agile. It requires changes to IT structure, operations and governance. This is different from engineering and process agility that development teams focus on. I’ll cover this using real examples in my talk at Agile India 2015 tomorrow (25th March) at 3:30pm.




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Sriram Narayan
24 March 2015

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What's Your Intuition of the Web?

I have a question for the non-programmers reading this: when you use the web, what is your intuition about how the whole thing works?

If you’re reading this, you use the web. If you’re anything like me, you use it quite a lot: keeping track of friends, shopping, work, booking holidays, killing time, and pretty much everything else. To trust the web with all this you’ve probably got some rough idea of how it works. I’d like to understand that rough idea.

There are no wrong answers. There are many metaphors to describe how the internet and the web work…

Giles Alexander
21 March 2015

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QCon São Paulo – Track: Culturas de Engenharia

Com grande orgulho serei o host da track de culturas de engenharia da QCon São Paulo 2015! Não perca na próxima Quinta feira, dia 26 de Março. Segue  abaixo a palestra e seus palestrantes: O conjunto de habilidades técnicas e comportamentais das equipes de tecnologia mudaram muito desde o início do milênio. Equipes de sucesso […]

Paulo Caroli
20 March 2015

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MVP examples

Lean products are built incrementally, with recently created MVPs being added to the existent solid product. With MVP enhancements, the continuous and incremental delivery provides the increase of value of the product through time, while the creation process for traditional products does not provide any value up to the end, when the product is ready […]

Paulo Caroli
19 March 2015

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Enabling CD & BDT in March 2015

I have been very busy off late .... and am enjoying it too! I am learning and doing a lot of interesting things in the Performance Testing / Engineering domain. I had no idea there are so many types of caching, and that there would be a need to do various different types of Monitoring for availability, client-side performance testing, Real User Monitoring, Server-side load testing and more ... it is a lot of fun being part of this aspect of Testing.

That said, I am equally excited about 2 talks coming up in the end-of-March 2015:

Enabling CD (Continuous

noreply@blogger.com (Anand Bagmar)
19 March 2015

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Big-Agile

Do we need a Big-Agile framework? This was the topic of a recent discussionon a LinkedIn group. Scrum, for example, may be viewed as a small-Agile framework. It suggests (prescribes?) rituals, practices, metrics and objectives for a development team. Many teams have adopted Scrum and realized its benefits. Then again, it is common to find people who wield Scrum certifications without a real understanding of software development. They do more damage than good on teams.

So can we extrapolate this to say that frameworks aren’t good or bad—it’s how you use them? Not so quickly. I’ve argued before

Sriram Narayan
18 March 2015

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Hopes and Concerns

Hopes and Concerns is a great activity for getting people to open up and share their hopes and concerns before getting into a session or a workshop. Running the activity[...]

Paulo Caroli
18 March 2015

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Direto Ao Ponto e Scrum

Tenho utilizado a técnica Direto Ao Ponto para começar projetos ágeis. Isso acontece na fase inicial do projeto, que chamo de Inception. E também tenho acompanhado a execução de alguns desses projetos. A maioria desses regeu utilizando Scrum. Em posts futuros, vou detalhar esta combinação Direto Ao Ponto com Scrum. Mas segue abaixo duas  representações […]

Paulo Caroli
13 March 2015

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Diretiva Primária para Futurospectivas

Assim como retrospectiva, futurospectiva tem o intuito de melhorar a forma com que o time trabalha.Retrospectivas olham para o passado, futurospectivas para o futuro. Uma une o time e busca melhorias baseadas na passado em comum, a outra une o time e busca um alinhamento em preparação para algo por vir. Dado a diferença no […]

Paulo Caroli
13 March 2015

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Si existe, que nos salve de Peña Nieto – If he exists he should save us from Peña Nieto

Images of Mexico’s president and his family visiting the UK have circulated the internet, magazines and news throughout the week… “Here we see Angelica Rivera (low level celebrity from the 90’s soap operas) wearing similar clothes as the Windsors, visiting London in a golden chariot, having dinner in Buckingham Palace…” – That is a very […]

Maria Ocampo
11 March 2015

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New Book: Agile IT Organization Design

The idea for this book germinated in May 2013 while I was preparing for a talk at DevopsDays, Berlin. My main argument in the talk was that while DevOps was great, it didn’t go far enough to influence business outcomes. However, when the rationale behind DevOps is applied to constituencies in addition to development and operations, we end up with a true cross-functional team that can be truly responsive to the market.

Within IT, Agile is commonly misconstrued as only applicable to the development team. So teams end up adopting continuous integration or even continuous delivery but it fails to…

Sriram Narayan
11 March 2015

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New Book: Agile IT Organization Design

The idea for this book germinated in May 2013 while I was preparing for a talk at DevopsDays, Berlin. My main argument in the talk was that while DevOps was great, it didn’t go far enough to influence business outcomes. However, when the rationale behind DevOps is applied to constituencies in addition to development and operations, we end up with a true cross-functional team that can be truly responsive to the market.
Within IT, Agile is commonly misconstrued as only applicable to the development team. So teams end up adopting continuous integration or even continuous delivery but it fails to…

Sriram Narayan
11 March 2015

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Luca Bastos

Hoje faleceu o nosso Luca Bastos. Nosso. Da comunidade dos desenvolvedores de software  do Brasil. O Luca querido e conhecido por todos. Luca Bastos. Difícil de falar o nome dele e não abrir um sorriso. Mas que cara legal. Que exemplo de pessoa boa. Vai-se o corpo, mas fica sua energia contagiante. Sempre compartilhando conhecimento. […]

Paulo Caroli
8 March 2015

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Visualising how I think about retrospectives

An attempt to visualise how I think about retrospectives:

Jason Yip
8 March 2015

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Jervis Bay Church

Jervis Bay Church

adams.co.tt blog
8 March 2015

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A Post-it Story

I hope you get something out of this one, either freedom or love.

Maria Ocampo
7 March 2015

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Hacking ThoughtWorks recruitment revisited (Graduate Code Reviews)

For various reasons, I’ve been doing more than my usual number of code reviews recently, including three graduate code reviews …

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andee_marks
5 March 2015

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