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  • Development Methodology "Renovation"

    I was watching Holmes on Homes today and got to thinking about parallels (or lack of them) between renovating and building a home vs developing a software application. Some of what I was thinking ties in with the " software development as craftsmanship " discussion that pops up every now and...
    Posted to Jeff Perrin - Sexier Than You Are by Jeff Perrin on 10-31-2009
    Filed under: craftsmanship
  • Without Context everything is suspect

    Over the weekend I was having a conversation with my wife and we were not communicating on the same wave length.  After a few minutes of talking in circles it dawned on us that we had not established the context around the conversation and we had no real understanding of what either of us was saying...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 10-19-2009
    Filed under: Development, Opinion, Craftsmanship
  • Tests are not ‘Tasks’ you put on a backlog…

    Today I had a conversation with our ‘scrum of scrum’ masters (we have 7 different scrum teams on our product team of 60+) and he asked me why someone would provide ‘developer tests’ as a task for the backlog? Before I go any further, this is NOT a bait type of email, simply my opinion.  If you do...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 07-27-2009
    Filed under: Agile, Opinion, Craftsmanship
  • Hangin the with guys from Thirsty Developer

    A few weeks back I sat down with Larry Clarkin to record an episode of the Thirsty Developer (a podcast that he and Dave Bost put out) prior to my doing my SOLID session with the WI-Ineta group. Larry and I sat down at a local starbucks to chat about the session as well as just talk shop (Dave was off...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 06-30-2009
    Filed under: Development, Announcement, Craftsmanship
  • IoC/DI should be about creating Loosely coupled code, not testable code

    The other day I was watching a video about IoC/DI from Google and about 47 seconds into the video I got a bit upset.  Why did I get a bit upset?  Because off the bat he talks about IoC/DI as being a concept to simplify testing and creating testable code.  I am sorry but this is NOT the...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 05-22-2009
    Filed under: Development, Craftsmanship
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