Rebooting ALM, Part IV: Fantasy

This is the final part of the Rebooting ALM series. You should also read: Part I: Evolution Part II: Power Part III: Weakness We’ve covered where ALM tools excel, and where they falter. Now, allow me to fantasize about how we can take a leap forward and start solving actual problems for real ALM users (that’s us). Most of our work starts ...

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Articles on CodeInject, Books, LiveWriter, .NET4.6.1

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update! In today’s edition, there are 12 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world. CodeInject v1.5 Released  The new release has following enhancements Upgrade to .NET 4.6 from .NET 4. CodeChat0 48 – Node Hysteria with Sara Itani (Jeremy Foster) Join me this week for CodeChat as Sara Itani and ...

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ESTIMATES, No NOESTIMATES AND THE PRISONER’S DILEMMA

As I was reading Ron Jeffries‘ series of posts where he documented his #NoEstimates discussion with Steve McConnell, I came to this paragraph on the summary post: We assume that a contractor’s estimate has fat in it and we assume that we need tough negotiation to squeeze it out. The better the contractor is at estimating, the more this process ...

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Top 4 Javascript Concepts a Node.js Beginner Must Know

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you only had to know one programming language for building a full stack application? Ryan Dahl put this thought into action and created Node.js. Node.js is a server side framework that is built upon Chrome’s powerful V8 JavaScript engine. Though originally written in C++, it uses JavaScript to be used in applications. See, problem solved. ...

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PowerShell Classes for Developers

Classes in PowerShell have been a feature since long and creating objects of these classes isn’t new. From the classic way of creating objects of .NET classes (like the MailMessage in Example 1 below) or to defining a custom .NET class (in the Example 2 below), we have seen PowerShell extend .NET classes and types in numerous ways.                                                                                                                                                  Example ...

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You can’t build an MVP

MVP is an acronym for Minimum Viable Product. Ever since the Lean Startup book and movement appeared, it has become the staple of “successfully building the right product”. It’s pretty clear, right? Minimum – it contains just the needed features that enable us to make money. Viable – people are willing to give us money for it. Product – It’s sort-of-a-tangible thing ...

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Articles on VSCode, PowerShell, VSTS, xUnitConverter

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update! In today’s edition, there are 10 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world. VS Code (December Release) November was a big release for us (adding extensibility support and moving to open source) and we appreciate all the support we received leading up to and during the Connect(); event. ...

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Rebooting ALM PartIII : Weakness

This is the 3rd part of Rebooting ALM series. You can find the others here: Part I: Evolution Part II: Power Obviously, I wouldn’t call this series “Rebooting ALM” if the tools didn’t have their weaknesses. Let me count the ways. The first problem of ALM tools starts with the customer. The end-user  of the system (developers, testers, business analysts) is NOT ...

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