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Ayende Rahien11/04/14
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Career planning: What is your path?

As discussed in the previous post, a lot of developers move to management positions at some point in their careers. Now let's turn this around, instead of asking what is going on in the industry, let’s check what is going on with you. In particular, do you have a career plan at all?

Robert Nyman11/04/14
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The editors I've been using--which one is your favorite?

The other day when I wrote about Vim and how to get started with it, I got a bit nostalgic with the editors I’ve been using over the years. Therefore, I thought I’d list the editors I’ve been using over the years. It would be very interesting and great if you’d like to share in the comments which editor you are using, and why you prefer it! Or with which editor you started your developer career!

Benjamin Ball11/02/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct 24): Agile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (October 24 - October 31). This week's topics include agile contracts, partial commits with Git, experts and professional opinions, prudent alternatives to today's Agile, and an Agile modeling exercise.

Gil Zilberfeld10/31/14
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"The New Agile" Slides

I had a great time presenting at the Agile Practitioners meet-up. Good feedback, and felt like a keynote. Here are the slides.

Johanna Rothman10/31/14
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Is Your Culture Working the Way You Think it Is?

One day, the Big Bosses, the CEO and the VP Engineering spoke at an all-hands meeting. “You are empowered,” they said. They had a vision. They just knew what the future would hold. I managed to keep my big mouth shut.

Chris Odell10/31/14
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From Developer To Businessman: A New Venture

For many years I have wanted to go freelance but there has never seemed to be a good time. I’m sure you know how it is. So I decided I would become an IT contractor. We shall see where it leads.

Lorna Mitchell10/31/14
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Announcing the Git Workbook

I'm very pleasedtitle_page to announce the immediate availability of my new book Git Workbook, costing $20 from LeanPub. This is a book that you "do" rather than "read"; it's a series of chapters (30 ish so far) each covering one specific git skill.

Ayende Rahien10/30/14
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Modeling Exercise: The Grocery Store's Checkout Model

The grocery store checkout model exercise deals with the following scenario. You have a customer that is scanning products in a self-checkout lane, and you need to process the order. The end result might be a Git repository that allows you to see the full approach that was used and how it changed over time. Ideally, you should see a lot of churn in the beginning, but then you’ll have a lot less work to do as your architecture settles down.

Mike Bushong10/30/14
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Outcome bias and the psychology that prevents sustained success

Ultimately, anyone in the tech space is going to have to make a number of product and market decisions. But make sure you apply the same logic to your personal career decisions as well. It is easy to celebrate or lament a particular decision based on the outcome. But understand that the best you can ever do is make the best possible decision based on the information you have at the time.

Robert Reeves10/30/14
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Your Job is to Manage, Automate, and Improve - So, Why Are You Only Doing the First Part?

No matter what position you have in IT, you can distill your job down to three tasks - Manage, Automate, and Improve.

Allan Kelly10/30/14
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#NoProjects / #BeyondProjects - Agile Tour & Lean Kanban UK conference

The next few weeks sees me delivering my #NoProjects/#BeyondProjects presentation at two London conference - Agile Tour London (Friday this week) and Lean Kanban UK (3 & 4 November).

Allan Kelly10/30/14
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#NoProjects / #BeyondProjects - Agile Tour & Lean Kanban UK conference

The next few weeks sees me delivering my #NoProjects/#BeyondProjects presentation at two London conference - Agile Tour London (Friday this week) and Lean Kanban UK (3 & 4 November).

Ayende Rahien10/28/14
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Career Planning: Where do old devs go to?

What doesn’t make sense is the ratio that I’m seeing. Where are the people who have been doing software development for decades?

David Gelperin10/26/14
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Prudent Agile

Today's Agile is reckless. Consider a prudent alternative.

David Gelperin10/26/14
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Prudent Agile

Today's Agile is reckless. Consider a prudent alternative.

John Cook10/26/14
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Experts vs Professionals

Working with professionals can be a joy. Not only can they solve your problem, they may help you see what problem you should solve. Experts, however, are not always so pleasant to work with.

Benjamin Ball10/26/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct 17): Agile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (October 17 - October 24). This week's topics include what developers want recruiters to know, release schedules, pushing multiple Git repositories, validating configuration.

Kane Mar10/25/14
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The Agile Reader - Weekend Edition: 10/24/2014

The Weekend Edition is a list of some interesting links found on the web to catch up with over the weekend. It is generated automatically, so I can’t vouch for any particular link but I’ve found the results are generally interesting and useful.

Anders Abel10/24/14
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Partial Commits with Git

Every once in a while I’m working on a feature, only to discover that I need to extend another part of the code first. If I was disciplined, I would create another branch at that point. But I’m not.

Allan Kelly10/24/14
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Contracts for Agile

Last week I did a presentation to the Agile 4 Agencies meet up group on the topic of “Agile Contracts” - although I believe “Contracts for Agile” might have been a better title.

Cal Evans10/23/14
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What Developers Want Recruiters to Know

I post this not to belittle or ridicule recruiters. I think that good recruiters are a valuable part of the tech ecosystem. I post this to hopefully help more recruiter become good recruiters.

Rob Allen10/23/14
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Git push to multiple repositories

I have a couple of projects where I need to push to more than one repo all the time. I recently discovered that I can create a remote that points to more than one repository using these commands:

Bozhidar Bozhanov10/23/14
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Validate Configuration on Startup

Do you remember that time when you spent a whole day trying to fix a problem, only to realize that you have mistyped a configuration setting? Avoiding that is not trivial, as not only you, but also the frameworks that you use should take care. But let me outline my suggestion.

Dave Rooney10/22/14
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Uh Oh... We Discovered More Stories!

While Story Mapping goes a long way towards identifying the work that needs to be completed to deliver a viable system, you will inevitably miss some stories. This is a natural outcome of the discovery process that is inherent to software development.

Nishant Chandra10/22/14
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Stuff Software Engineers Should Know About Product Management!

Product management tips for software engineers to make sound decisions.