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5S for Software Teams -

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The same 5S used to reduce waste and motion in Lean Manufacturing can also be applied to software teams. Find out how in this blog post by Dave Nicolette.
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Now or Never: The Ultimate Strategy for Handling Defects

How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. If it is not worth fixing a defect right now, it’s not likely that we will find the time to do it later. Also, it becomes more and more difficult over time to correct the defect, so it cheaper to solve it now. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them.
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Why “The Real Reason Silicon Valley Coders Write Bad Software” is wrong

There was an article in The Atlantic this morning titled, “The Real Reason Silicon Valley Coders Write Bad Software” with the tagline, “If someone had taught all those engineers how to string toget...
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Gerald Weinberg's Secrets of Writing and Consulting: Agile and the Definition of Quality

Recognizing the relativity of quality often resolves the semantic dilemma. This is a monumental contribution, but it still does not resolve the political dilemma: More quality for one person may mean less quality for another.
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Accruing Technical Debt: Practical Decision-Making and Its Business Relevance

Christof Ebert discusses technical debt including a Netscape vs. IE case study, practices for getting rid of it and ways to manage such debt.
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InfoQ: Using Monitoring and Metrics to Learn in Development

Patrick Debois discusses the current state of monitoring and metrics, how developers and the company can benefit from them, and how to improve the collection of metrics and the monitoring process.
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InfoQ: Zero Defects : Baking Quality into the Agile Process

Ahmed Syed explains how to use testing and defect management in an Agile project to ensure product quality, addressing design quality, legacy systems, and how build management affects quality.
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Production Like Performance Tests of Web-Services

Tests should always keep the end user view in mind. But how to test web services, which are not directly customer-facing, and in particular, how to performance test them in a meaningful way? This article outlines performance split testing as a performance test approach that is relying on real-time production traffic.
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Pragmatic Technical Debt Management

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Identifying and resolving issues pertaining to technical debt often take a back seat since development teams prefer to develop new features rather than perform refactoring to repay technical debt. The article emphasizes the need of a balance between feature development and technical debt repayment and outlines pragmatic strategies that software projects could adopt to manage technical debt.
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The Pragmatic Bookshelf | PragPub October 2012 | It’s Not About the Unit Tests

The Pragmatic Bookshelf | PragPub October 2012 | It’s Not About the Unit Tests | Software craftmanship, Systems & Agile | Scoop.it
Books, screencasts, forums, articles, and more, all aimed at helping software developers
get better and have more fun. Our titles are available on paper and electronically, and
all our ebooks are DRM-free.
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Interview and Book Review: How Google Tests Software

"How Google Tests Software" by James Whittaker, Jason Arbon and Jeff Carollo is a book that details exactly what is described on the cover.
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The Art of Misdirection

Watch the magician. Watch how he drops a coin into his hand, closes his hand, shows you the closed hand, opens it with a flourish, and the coin is gone! He smiles. You look to his other hand. He tu...
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InfoQ: An Introduction to Software Quality

In two recent papers, David Chappell, Principal of Chappell & Associates, outlines the different aspects of software quality – functional, structural, and process-, the groups of people directly interested in quality –users, developers, and...
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Cyrille Martraire » Visualizing Quality – keynote by Gojko Adzic at BDD Exchange 2011

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How do you measure quality? Number of defects? Customer happiness? Money earned? Developer smiles? That’s the question raised by @gojkoadzic in his keynote at the recent BDD and Agile Testing Exchange in London, to make us think and propose some elements of response.

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