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Dec 10 2017

Filling up your issue tracker – at scale

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Sometimes when working on a project at work, we find out about a pile of features or changes needed. This can happen at the beginning of a project, at the start of the major initiative, after deploying a project (which triggers much user feedback), etc. Sometimes we have so much to absorb and divvy up […]

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Dec 26 2015

Apply Enough Force

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I have written and spoken many times about the importance of getting started. This is a key idea in agile software development (or for that matter, to many other kinds of work). If you refuse to start projects until you fully understand how they can be completed, you will miss many valuable opportunities. When in […]

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Aug 08 2015

Martin Fowler defines Software Architecture

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Yesterday I saw the following video of a brief talk by Martin Fowler, in which he defines software architecture. I have grumbled about that term myself, in that firstly it is often ill-defined, and secondly it can be pretentious. I have sometimes defined software architecture as “high level design”, or as the design of systems […]

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Dec 13 2014

Record Development Meetings with Hangouts On Air

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At Oasis Digital, our project teams coordinate in numerous ways, sometimes by meeting “live”. At these meetings we discuss, we plan, we model, we code, we review. For teams/projects where everyone is physically present at headquarters, this is readily done by plugging in to a large TV re-purposed as a computer monitor. (Proposed bumper sticker: […]

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Aug 18 2014

Bits are Free, People are Valuable

Published under Business,Life

A few days ago, I caught myself thinking about whether to save some images and video; whether the likely future value of those megabytes would be greater or lesser than the cost of storage. This is a sort of thought that was important and valuable… a couple of decades ago. Bits are Free Today, and […]

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Oct 02 2012

Our Interns Built a Mobile Web App, Here is Their Story

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This summer, we hired three interns to build a mobile web application and learn a bunch in the process. Here is their story, in video form: If you don’t have Flash installed (and thus don’t see the video above), you can try this direct link to the video. It plays well on most platforms (including […]

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