Agile Success

Three Considerations For Your Agile Project

Sherry Stevens Agile, Consulting, Dev Methodologies Leave a Comment

As consultants, we have the privilege of helping our clients along their agile journeys. It is always interesting, as each client is on their unique path with various levels of success and challenge in their agile adoption. Most of them are also using traditional project delivery for some of their projects…. And, I have to admit, I love this! As …


Introducing Cucumber for Java + STANDARD Values

Keith Shakib Agile, Dev Methodologies, Java, Technology Snapshot, Testing 1 Comment

As software developers, we all have our favorite tools for making us successful. Many are perfect for the job when getting started but are soon outgrown. Others require too much setup and training to “dip your toes in the water” just to simply find out if they are the right tool. Cucumber JVM is a testing framework that enhances JUnit …

Distributed Agile Team

Distributed Team & Agile? No Problem!

Donna Beger Agile, Business, Dev Methodologies 8 Comments

Tools and Techniques for the Distributed Agile Team The Agile Manifesto asserts that co-location & face-to-face communication are essential components to a successful software development team. However, with today’s technology, co-location is just a click away. In this post, we’ll discuss online tools for the following Agile techniques: Scrum Pointing Poker Retrospective Teamwork in general When searching for tools, we …

What Not To Do (1)

Agile Team Member Anti-Patterns

Joshua Robinson Agile, Dev Methodologies 2 Comments

In this blog post, I examine Agile team member roles and explain what I see as behaviors, or “anti-patterns,” that are detrimental to the Agile process. It is my goal to avoid a negative tone and, instead, emphasize that these are behaviors that can be changed for the better of the team. However, we can not change these behaviors unless …

Advanced JavaScript Debugging2

Advanced Debugging Techniques in JavaScript – Part 2

Zach Gardner Dev Methodologies, HTML5, JavaScript, Programming, Tutorial 5 Comments

Introduction Writing Part 2 of this series has been really exciting. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from people who’ve read Part 1. This post will be more hands-on than the previous, so be ready for screenshots and real case scenarios I’ve come across while working with JavaScript. I’m also excited to announce that I’ll be presenting at KCDC this …

Advanced JavaScript Debugging

Advanced Debugging Techniques in JavaScript – Part 1

Zach Gardner Dev Methodologies, HTML5, JavaScript, Problem Solving, Programming 7 Comments

Introduction I was a terrible debugger when I first started programming. I could tell an issue was happening, but it always took me a long time to track down where and why it was happening. Even in a strongly-typed language like C++, it took me hours to find simple bugs in my code. Debugging is one of the hardest parts …


Don’t Fear the Rapid

Rik Scarborough Dev Methodologies, Java, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

The term Rapid Application Development, or RAD, has been around for a few years. From the way it’s avoided in all sensible software development shops, it seems to have gained a bad reputation. There are times when it seems that the idea of rapid development is synonymous with writing throw-away code and simply not doing unit tests. We are writing …


Personal Behavior-Driven Development

John Hoestje Dev Methodologies 3 Comments

This year I was fortunate enough to attend the KCDC conference here in lovely Kansas City. One of the sessions I attended was on Behavior-Driven Development. I have attended several BDD sessions before and have enjoyed each one of them, but there was one stated question that set this one apart from the others. After learning of all the benefits of …