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10 Free, Standalone and Easy to Use UML Editors

Below is a compilation of UML drawing & editing tools which are: Free (and most of them are open source), Standalone (not installed as plug-in or add-in), Easy to download and install, No-need to registration and activation keys, Fast to start and use. Note: Last 2 editors are text based web uml tools. 1. Violet 2. Argo UML 3. DIA ...

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Is TDD Evolving?

Something strange is going through TDD land these last couple of weeks. First it was Uncle Bob,with a new TDD theory – making tests pass in a certain order, actually helps incremental design, leading to a better solution. This is a very interesting post, and if he’s right, he might have discovered the cornerstone of ALM 2.0. Following that Mark ...

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The danger of deadlines

Deadlines are a good thing, right? Everyone needs deadlines. Don’t they?  There are three constants in life: death, taxes and software slipping. I’m doing my best to avoid the first two, but the latter seems here to stay. Software engineering, despite all its advances, has never solved the fundamental question: how long will it take? The advice I got from ...

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Install Windows 8 from Virtual Machine

Requirement: Oracle VM VirtualBox Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO file (32-bit or 64-bit) Windows Live ID* (for best testing experience, sign up here if you doesn’t have one) Internet Connection* *Nice to have, for best experience Besides that, also make sure that your computer have the Virtualization Technology (VT-x/AMD-V) activated in the BIOS. Proceed to the installation if you are ...

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