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.NET / Database Developer, primarily C# and SQL Server 2005 / 2008. Agile evangelist for most of the companies I've worked for.


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comment Throwing an Exception if a Query Doesn't Use an Index
The flip side to that is what about smaller tables? I know SQL Server won't even bother to hit an index if everything is below a certain size, as it's more expensive to do so rather than to just table scan smaller tables. This is typically the case around lookup tables.
Feb
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comment Determining the right amount of documentation
+1 for point #3. My own personal documentation has saved me sooo many times.
Feb
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answered Determining the right amount of documentation
Jan
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comment When to stop writing user stories, and start coding?
Yeah, your product owner (or whomever) should be feeding you these stories in priority order. You might want to go a little past what you think you can do in a sprint, so you have some extra stuff... just in case. It's not wasted work either way, as you're going to have to do the work regardless, it's just a question of when it gets done.
Jan
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comment Agile unified process vs. agile lifecycle process
@DipanMehta The consultant in question (Scott Ambler) was the one that developed AUP, so I see the link to his site as a valid source of information. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_Unified_Process as well.
Jan
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revised Agile unified process vs. agile lifecycle process
Expounding on differences.
Jan
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answered Agile unified process vs. agile lifecycle process
Jan
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comment Non-Managerial Programming Progression?
Above architect, you sometimes find Technical Officer type positions and then ultimately, maybe a CTO position.
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comment I want to write a 2-player web-based board game. Which framework should I use?
@kevin Oh, I agree totally. I had to explain the rules of checkers as an interview exercise once (basically a technical communication exercise). Totally a "I got this" moment and then I got into it and realized that there's a lot more down there than at first glance. That's pretty true of any game, IMHO, and the more complex the "starting" set of rules, the more involved you're going to end up being.
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revised I want to write a 2-player web-based board game. Which framework should I use?
fixed broken link... hurr
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answered I want to write a 2-player web-based board game. Which framework should I use?
Dec
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answered Simple issue tracker for 1-2 developers
Nov
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comment Managing software projects - advice needed
One other thing. I'm not sure that I'd let the customer swap things in and out of the current sprint, penalty or no. The sprints should be short enough and the Product Owner should have enough of a feel for what the customers want that this shouldn't happen, except in very very rare circumstances.
Nov
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comment Managing software projects - advice needed
+1 for a Product Owner. Projects really need the "One Wring-able Neck" - the sole arbiter of what goes into the product and when. You need someone that has the customer's interests at heart, and prioritizes them so that they can be pulled into a sprint.