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Apr
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Apr
12
revised How do we provide valid time estimates during Sprint Planning without doing “too much” design?
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Apr
12
comment How do we provide valid time estimates during Sprint Planning without doing “too much” design?
I guess that "amend your work estimates" part is what is a struggle for us; some team members are more insistent than other that we not give hour estimates if we don't know they are right. I also hope and expect we'll get better over time but clearly, "everyone else" manages to do this just fine so I feel like there's something obvious that I'm missing.
Apr
12
comment How do we provide valid time estimates during Sprint Planning without doing “too much” design?
We are actually adding a scrum master (someone with Scrum experience, hired to fill this role for us) so hopefully that will help; but we all recognize that this is a problem, what I struggle with is how to do it better.
Apr
12
comment How do we provide valid time estimates during Sprint Planning without doing “too much” design?
I mean that I don't think the team should be spending 25-30 minutes on the technical design of a feature during sprint planning, but that is just my gut feel (that it's making our planning meetings go way long.)
Apr
12
asked How do we provide valid time estimates during Sprint Planning without doing “too much” design?
Mar
25
comment Does MVC apply only to web
If you look at the original Smalltalk description of what a controller does -- translate user input into messages for the model -- Windows itself is basically one big controller; that's why MVC as a pattern doesn't mesh very well with Windows UI applications. Its used a lot more in UI Frameworks for non-Windows systems.
Mar
21
comment Does MVC apply only to web
There are plenty of good resources for learning the history of MVC but I see this misconception a lot, so I wrote a nice summary on my blog blog.kutulu.org/2012/01/mvc-mvp-mvvm-mvpvm-lmnop-wtf.html
Mar
21
comment If you had two projects with the same specification and only one was developed using TDD how could you tell?
I agree. IMO the real answer "if you can tell the difference then someone didn't know what they were doing." In particular, a project developed using TDD and a project designed to be unit tested later should look nearly identical.
Feb
20
awarded  Scholar
Feb
20
accepted Cross-process asynchronous messages in .NET
Dec
15
awarded  Student
Dec
15
asked Cross-process asynchronous messages in .NET
Nov
10
comment How far should 'var' and null coalescing operator '??' be entertained without hampering readability?
I'm guessing (without looking) that items is a collection of XML nodes, which I expect to have all of the properties and methods of a collection of XML nodes, and that's really all I need to know.
Nov
10
comment How far should 'var' and null coalescing operator '??' be entertained without hampering readability?
1. Should that person really care, so long as it's a label with a Text property? 2. If this is one of the rare cases that they REALLY DO have a good reason to care, ask Intellisense. 3. If they're editing code in an IDE without Intellisense, they probably have way bigger inconveniences than 'var' :)
Nov
10
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