Month: December 2009

Why Lean?

Had a great lunchtime chat with Benjamin Mitchell and asked him to argue for lean methods in software development, as if I’d never heard of them. Here’s what I heard: Apply the Theory of Constraints. If a lane shuts down on a stretch of motorway, that bottleneck is the limit […]

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Creative Info Sharing

Finally got a chance to write up the Creative Info Sharing session from XP Day. Surprising how productive stuffed animals can be!

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Code Dojo VIII – It’s full of stars!

Rather than having a Code Dojo focused on a good practice like many of our past dojos, I decided to take us down the path of exploring Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Many of us at YouDevise have been flexing our web-development skills and been writing very interactive, AJAX-filled web pages. […]

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Trust and Project Culture with Rachel Davies at XPDay

Earlier this week, myself and some other youDevisers attended the XPDay conference in London. There were many good choices in terms of sessions, so many in fact, that we had to all coordinate to try to make sure we didn’t miss anything. One of the sessions I attended was Trust […]

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Testing YUI Menu Button with Selenium

Recently we encountered a snag using YUI’s menu button widget. The button doesn’t respond to Selenium click commands. Given its untestability we seriously questioned whether it was worth using the widget. However, there is a solution! In Selenium you can select a button’s menu item by clicking the underlying <a> […]

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Continuous Quality at uswitch

We were glad to get a visit from our friends at uswitch recently, after Hemal’s very successful skillsmatter presentation. It looks like they’re a little way ahead of us in most areas like functional testing, continuous-integration stability, and continuous deployment. Here’s a summary of what they told us about their […]

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