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Code. UX. Databases. Leadership. Agile done right (for some value of right). Videogames, adventures, good food. Sometimes I write books (some people like 'em and some people don't -- that's cool, no worries).

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Jun
2
comment Does a team of developers need a manager?
+1 for "air cover" being what managers really need to be doing in this sort of situation (different situation if they're specifically project managers).
Jun
2
answered How do I know if I am using Scrum methodologies?
Jun
2
comment How do I know if I am using Scrum methodologies?
If I had a nickel for everyone who thought there was a 1:1 correlation between rewriting an app in a different language or framework and all issues being magically fixed, I'd be a rich woman.
Jun
2
comment How do I know if I am using Scrum methodologies?
+1 re: "real world scrum", your key points about creating value, adaptation, & always having a working app are spot on.
May
29
answered Should we document stand-up meetings?
May
26
comment Requirements/issue tracker similar to online spreadsheet
True, but if the OP thinks FogBugz is "heavyweight", I've not known Jira to be any lighter. Good mention of the Structure plugin though.
May
2
comment How to conduct a 3 days training on current techniques like TDD and CI
Although specific to Rails, and it isn't a course they offer anymore, the Pragmatic Studio's TDD with Rails course description has a good outline for a TDD workshop that I've personally rejiggered and used internally. Might be useful for a scope check on that one part, for you.
Apr
23
comment is it possible for the author to trademark the name of an open-source application?
Also voted off-topic, but you can even trademark open source stuff with the same name when used differently (e.g. Fedora linux distro, Fedora digital object repository software), so even in open source there's plenty of work for lawyers...
Apr
18
comment Which is better for increasing accuracy/visibility of project timelines: a developer and a manager or two developers?
Are they looking to hire a project manager, or a manager of you? If either, the question you asked in the title isn't really what you're describing in the body (the question in the title I would consider OT here, but the one in the body, not so much.)
Apr
15
revised Is continuous integration useful for a team of two developers who write a lot of code?
clarified question in title
Apr
15
suggested suggested edit on Is continuous integration useful for a team of two developers who write a lot of code?
Apr
14
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Apr
8
answered How often do experienced programmers have trouble getting their code to perform its intended purpose?
Apr
4
comment Difference between Javabean and Java Beans
Does this SO question help? stackoverflow.com/questions/1361758/…
Apr
4
comment Can the overuse of custom taglibs disrupt the outsourcing of html designers?
@Renato Could you rephrase your question to specifically ask about alternatives for reusable UI components, instead of what you have (which to my mind answers itself)?
Apr
3
comment Approached to build app centered around new API and suddenly API is abandoned
I think if this question were focused more towards risks (& how to mitigate) of working as a third-party developer (e.g. what to look for in developer docs/company responses before you take the plunge), it could be a constructive question.
Apr
1
comment I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
+1 I quit a job a few months ago for reasons almost entirely related to technology. I raised the issues early, revisited them throughout my time there, and when it became clear that things weren't going to change, said that I was going to change (by leaving). It was done respectfully, and I had plenty of exit interviews with people in which I got to outline all the issues, future problems they would likely encounter, etc. And that was that (in my case, I didn't wait until I had a job, but while it worked out for me, I agree that having something to go to is good!).
Mar
30
answered Are there code reviews in opensource projects? If so, what tools are used to do this?
Mar
29
answered What common term could be used for Web Services, Windows Services etc
Mar
28
comment Web Developer interview questions
For what it's worth, those are examples of questions I ask in interviews for entry/jr level web devs.