Monthly Archives: November 2010

What does TDD have to offer?

There is no difference between the notion of Test-Driven-Development and that of Test-Driven-Design; rather the former implies the later, meaning the Test-Driven-Development brings to Test-Driven-Design. The benefits of TDD are obvious, many studies have been carried out and some say … Continue reading

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When the opinion of the Development Team[SCRUM] is needed…

Organisations that have embraced SCRUM wholeheartedly do gain the benefits offered by SCRUM if they have already undergone the phases of Forming, Norming and Storming. Usually this process is not really quick and requires dedication and patience. In SCRUM the … Continue reading

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MPP: Multi-Paradigm-Programming

The September-November issue of the Software magazine is a special issue with a lot of articles about MPP. There a number of nice articles with Dean Wampler (DRW Holdings) and Tony Clark (Middlesex University) present the MPP and what’s happening in … Continue reading

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Lighting the Bulb: My Agile/Scrum story

Inspired by and for http://www.sligerconsulting.com/lightbulb-moments/ Before SCRUM and Lean Principles were formally introduced to the company by Agile42 I have been exposed to SCRUM or any other formal agile methodology only within the boundaries of my courses with the Open University, … Continue reading

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to Scala or not to Scala />?

In a number of sessions I have attended in Software Architect 2010, the speakers mentioned Scala many times, particularly stating that Java is limited and that Scala is great both, since it follows the Functional Programming paradigm (not like Java … Continue reading

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GORM for MongoDB – Impressive

SpringSource announces today Grails Object Relational Mapping for MongoDB! http://blog.springsource.com/2010/11/15/yet-another-flavour-of-gorm-mongodb/ For the people unfamiliar with MongoDB, it is a document oriented database that bridges the gap between key-value stores (which are fast and highly scalable) and traditional RDBMS systems (which provide … Continue reading

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Hudson + Grails + CodeNarc -> Groovy Style Check

Today I am going to search for plug-ins for Hudson to analyse the quality of groovy code checked-into the repository. The build and test run processes are set up already and the code coverage reports are being generated. It is … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Dear Visitor, welcome to my new Blog that, still has the old name. However while previously I used to write about almost everything, in my re-born Blog I will be writing technical articles. About the technical problems I come across … Continue reading

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