Smoke testing is a term that originated in plumbing and refers to physically checking a series of closed pipes for leaks. It doesn’t refer to extremely detailed testing of the pipes, but simply an initial preliminary test to ensure that nothing in the system will fail catastrophically. The same ‘smoke-tests’ are used in manufacturing and … Continue reading
Recently I joined Protegra to lead their Geographic Information System practise. I often get asked “what do you mean spatially, you mean geographically?” I wanted to share with you ways in which I think spatially. Understanding location I like finding and solving problems… specifically geographic problems. Instinctively, from childhood, we think about where we … Continue reading
We are excited to announce that registration for SDEC12 is now open. Check out the site at http://www.sdec12.com or go direct to our registration page. We are also pleased to announce that both Joe Justice and Luke Hohmann have agreed to be keynote speakers this year. You can find more information on each of them … Continue reading
As a developer with 10+ years’ experience, it’s likely surprising to many of you that I have never been on a project that truly used TDD. Don’t get me wrong. I have been on projects where some of us wrote some unit tests occasionally. I have also been on projects where we wrote integration tests, … Continue reading
This post has been percolating for some time in the political and journalistic realms. Very recently it has also found a home in Software Development. But let us start at the beginning. I love the opinion and editorial section of any paper. I love reading people’s opinions about items in the news. I also find … Continue reading
I’ve been trying to put this post together for a while and I finally got my four points completed. This post has been sitting around in an unfinished state and I figured I needed to complete it before the NHL returned to Winnipeg. Go Jets Go! The four Agile rules I learned from hockey Play … Continue reading
Yes it is true. I have a new member of the family. Along with being passionate about Agile and Lean Software Development, the Lagavulin Single Malt is also a passion of mine. If you have a soft spot for Islay scotches I recommend it with all my being. It is a wonderful 1993 Lagavulin that … Continue reading
I admit it, I am obsessed with Dancing with the Stars. It is nice to take a break from the Agile work and talk and just cheer on my favourites. Gotta cheer for fellow Winnipeg-er! Re-posted from http://bornagainagilist.wordpress.com Go Y2J!