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 …

Don’t Fear The Rewrite

Keith Shakib Programming, Tutorial 1 Comment

Over the past dozen years, I’ve been involved in half a dozen engagements where my role was to lead an effort to rewrite a particular application. The applications were each very different, but there were quite a few similarities. This article gives my top ten tips for how to successfully rewrite an application. Before jumping in, you should ask yourself …

Are you Simple-minded?

Daniel Krieg Dev Methodologies 5 Comments

Just a few months ago, I hired someone to install a picket fence in my backyard. I had three separate quotes of varying price and ultimately settled on the least expensive. The installation plan, among other things, consisted of determining where the corner posts would be placed, the height of the fence, the number and general location of the gates, …