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Is That a Fact?[magazine]

We're pleased to bring you technical editors who are well respected in their fields. Get their take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, read about the importance of recognizing inconvenient facts—and how finding a way to change them could be the key to success.

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick
Walk into My Parlor[magazine]

Just as a spider spins a web to capture her prey, testers weave an intricate net of ambiguity and conflict to catch program bugs. Find out how to use complex tests to expose program weaknesses and errors.

David Holmgren's picture David Holmgren
Passing the Baton: Transitioning from Development to Maintenance[magazine]

Stumble-free code and knowledge transfer requires a facilitated, structured process. Learn how to ease the transition from development to maintenance.

Patrick Bailey's picture Patrick Bailey
Continuous Integration—Your Project's Unlikely Hero[magazine]

Code sandboxes of the world, unite behind a new leader: Continuous Integration (CI). Automated and customizable, CI gives you the ability to know at the push of a button whether your application is working or whether it needs a tweak. It brings together the disparate code of countless developers and provides a real-time gauge of your application's health. Never fear nightly (or, egads! weekly) builds again. Rely on the strength of CI.

Jeffrey Frederick's picture Jeffrey Frederick
Lightweight Development. Heavyweight QA[magazine]

Need a place to go to get the solutions you've been craving? Management Fix is what you've been looking for. In this issue, find out how to bring old-school QA practitioners into the new world of development.

Elisabeth Hendrickson's picture Elisabeth Hendrickson
Quality Requires a Better Understanding[magazine]

To continue our series exploring what it means to care about quality and to build better software, we spoke with a software user who now collaborates with developers on Agile projects. Find out what she had to say.

Pam Young's picture Pam Young
Source Code, Power Source, and Outsourced[magazine]

Get the software engineering slant on items from the recent news.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Cards–I've Got a Million of 'Em[magazine]

One man's love/hate relationship with index cards, a common tool of the Agile trade.

Ron Jeffries's picture Ron Jeffries
Jack Be Agile ... But Not Too Quick[magazine]

Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their opinions on hot topics. This month, find out why Karl Wiegers thinks that Agile development is not to be undertaken lightly.

Karl E. Wiegers's picture Karl E. Wiegers
What's Holding You Back?[magazine]

We're pleased to bring you technical editors who are well respected in their fields. Get their take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, guest technical editor and Agile authority Mike Cohn explains how Agile development could help you recognize and overcome constraints that you never may have considered before.

Mike Cohn's picture Mike Cohn
Unjust Deserts[magazine]

Collaborative projects are a cornerstone of Agile development, but how can you recognize individuals for team work without spoiling team unity? Learn how to dole out praise and rewards without leaving a bad taste in everyone's mouth.

Mary Poppendieck's picture Mary Poppendieck
Don't Just Break Software. Make Software[magazine]

What if, instead of using tests to try to break software, we used tests to make software? That's the vision of storytest-driven development. We spoke to people who spend each day turning wishful thinking into working products. Find out how they do it.

Tracy Reppert's picture Tracy Reppert
Traditional–With a Twist[magazine]

For some, a radical shift to Agile is out of the question. That doesn't mean that you can't take little pieces of the Agile philosophy and incorporate them into your traditional development scheme. Find out how even small changes can bring about big improvements.

Peter Schuh's picture Peter Schuh
Communicating the Big Picture[article]

Do you know how your work affects the bottom line? Esther Derby explains that taking more time to communicate company strategy to everyone on your team is an investment, which will save you time in the future. When people can connect the dots from their job to company success, they'll be better equipped to make decisions and set priorities.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby
Web Application Performance Testing with the Open Source Hyades Project[presentation]

What if you could build and run multi-user performance tests with a free, open source tool?

Jeff Robbins, IBM Rational Software Group


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