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Geek Reading July 12, 2016 #1146

Radical UX starts our day with a look at nine nasty UX truths. These are some excellent pieces of advice, with my favorite being “color is meaningless”. Color can be used to differentiate ideas in a UI, but overall it does seem like nobody cares otherwise. At Ayende @ Rahien, we continue the database internals […]

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Plan and Schedule You Sprint Meetings With This Handy Template

In large corporations, everyone’s schedule is packed with meetings. This makes is difficult to schedule the important meetings Scrum needs. I have created a template that I have been using that is simple and easy. It includes the name of the project and the sprints contained in a given release. Dates of important activities and […]

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Baking a π can teach you a bit of Parametricity

Even though I got my copy of Prof. Eugenia Cheng’s awesome How to Bake π a couple of weeks back, I started reading it only over this weekend. I am only on page 19 enjoying all the stuff regarding cookies that Prof. Cheng is using to explain abstraction. This is a beautiful piece of explanation […]

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It’s an Experiment

In my last blog post questioning the state of the agile movement, I asked “What happened to the idea of inspect and adapt? What happened to the idea of introducing new practices, of evolving our practices to suit the challenges at hand?” According to a 2014 survey on agile development by VersionONE, 56% of the […]

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The Failure of Agile

I am proud to be one of the 17 founders/authors of the The Agile Manifesto back in 2001. I think it provided a jolt of energy, hope of a better way of doing things, of creating software and making the world work better. It was a pivotal turning point. But in the 14 years since […]

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It’s Not Your Code

I have worked with a number of teams over the years and from time to time I encounter developers who are very resistant to code reviews. This is normally related to some type of fear. Some developers are fearful of having mistakes pointed out. This could be because of past experience where the review was […]

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L-mode/R-mode and the Default Mode Network (DMN)

My book Pragmatic Thinking & Learning was published back in 2008, and I’m delighted to report that I still receive letters from readers ever week, reporting how that book has changed the lives for the better.  That’s pretty cool. And occasionally I get asked questions about how the book came about, and what’s changed since then.  […]

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