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The Best of the Week (Mar. 21): Agile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (Mar. 21 to Mar. 27). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Whatever Happened to Reuse?

If we’re doing things correctly, almost everything we write should make the next release or next project easier. Effective reuse taps into the passion developers feel for great code, leading to greater creativity and productivity. Besides, how many Foobulators does one company need, anyway?

2. Good Guys Don't (Always) Give Away the Code

Sometimes proponents of Free Software make it sound as if you must give away all of your code as Free or Open Source Software (FOSS) if you want to be an honest and moral software developer. This is not the case. Morally motivated developers don't always have to give away their software. In fact, sometimes they should not give away their software. Here I explain why by drawing on some basic notions of moral philosophy.

3. The Economics of Reuse

If you need the same functionality in two projects, you should reuse code between them, right? Or should you? For as long as there has been a profession of software engineering, we have tried to achieve more reuse. But reuse has both a benefit and a cost. Too often, the cost is forgotten. In this article, I examine the economics of reuse.

4. Mandated Agile - A Contrarian View

Not all mandates are bad, and some are necessary. Creating such a false dichotomy serves no one in the long term.

5. Top 10 Negative Personas of a Daily Standup Meeting

Next time you hold a daily standup, see if anyone exhibits any of these 10 behaviors.


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