Index of ‘Practices’ Articles

April 1, 2014

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Articles, Practices

Estimate This! (or not)

My friends and colleagues in the #NoEstimates circles have some good ideas, as I've commented elsewhere. I'm left, though, with a couple of concerns.

September 11, 2012

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Articles, Codea, Lua Language, Practices

Codea Game – 5

It’s time to work a bit on the “model” for the game. I envision an array of “stories”, each able to answer how long it will take to do it, and how valuable it is. The answers to these questions …

August 31, 2012

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Articles, Codea, Lua Language, Practices

Codea Game – 3

Let’s take a look at what we have so far, and see what the code is trying to say. Does it seem like early days for that? Maybe not … why not start thinking right away? :)

-- Game Spike

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XProgNew – today’s problem

With Bill Tozier, I’m working on re-basing XProgramming.com from WordPress to Ruby/Sinatra etc. We tweeted a bit about an issue we ran into today. It goes like this:

The image we had of the new site is that each article …

Refactoring — Not on the backlog!

There has recently been a lot of noise on the lists, and questions at conferences, about putting refactoring "stories" on the backlog. Even if "technical debt" has grown up, this is invariably an inferior idea.

Build it right to build the right thing

You can’t build the right product if you can’t build the product right.

I tweeted that this morning, in response to a Twitter-vibe that was flitting around. I’d like to follow it up here with a bit more meat.

The …