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Mykel Alvis10/12/10
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Review of Groovy for Domain-Specific Languages

One of the more widely held beliefs among software developers is that if we can just make the software simple enough to use, we won't have to do quite so much technical support and documentation. ...

Matt Stine10/08/10
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Build Scripts? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Build Scripts!

Ahh, famous last words of the close-minded programmer.

Mitch Pronschinske10/06/10
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Gaelyk - From 4.4 to 5.5 in Less Than a Month!

The 'lightweight' Groovy toolkit for Google AppEngine (Java) called Gaelyk has made a serious development push in the last month by releasing Gaelyk 0.4.4 on September 10, 0.5 on September 27, and finally 0.5.5 this week.  It seems that the project's open...

Jared Richardson10/06/10
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You're a Bad Manager. Embrace It.

You manage developers and you'd like to think you're a good manager... but look at the evidence. Most, if not all, of your projects are late. Your team often delivers products riddled with bugs. Quite a few never ship at all. How can you be a good manager if...

Matt Stine10/04/10
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Automation for the People (because Everybody Doing It Manually Hurts)

Today I'm kicking off a new emphasis here at Agile Zone on software project automation.

Jared Richardson09/29/10
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You're a Bad Programmer. Embrace It.

How many developers think they're good programmers? We're not. We're all fairly bad at what we do. We can't remember all the methods our code needs to call, so we use autocompleting IDEs to remind us. And the languages we've spent years, in some cases...

Alex Tkachman09/25/10
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Call for concurrency benchmarks of JVM languages

We live in the era of polyglot programming on JVM. For good (as I believe) or for bad we have now many really nice languages to write for JVM. Clojure, Groovy/Groovy++, JRuby/Mirah, Jython, Scala - just to mention most popular ones in lexicographical order....

Jared Richardson09/22/10
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Process, Agile, and Projecting: Your Way Isn't the Only Way

I remember a topic my childhood pastor would revisit from time to time: "gift projection". Without going deep into the subject, it's the tendency of people to assume that whatever giftings or callings they have are the same ones everyone else should...

Matt Stine09/20/10
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Waste #7: Defects

Welcome to the final episode of our series "The Seven Wastes of Software Development." In episode one, we introduced the concept of eliminating waste from our software development efforts. Waste elimination can be traced all the way back to the the...

Matt Stine09/15/10
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Waste #6: Task Switching

Welcome to episode six of our series "The Seven Wastes of Software Development." In episode one, we introduced the concept of eliminating waste from our software development efforts. Waste elimination can be traced all the way back to the the...

Mitch Pronschinske09/14/10
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Google Code Allows More Licenses

Taking a page from the book of SourceForge today, Google has announced that it is now accepting all open source licenses approved by the Open Source Initiative.  After about five years, Google Code finally decided that allowing more open source licenses...

Matt Stine09/12/10
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Waste #5: Delays

Welcome to episode five of our series "The Seven Wastes of Software Development." In episode one, we introduced the concept of eliminating waste from our software development efforts. Waste elimination can be traced all the way back to the the...

Jared Richardson09/08/10
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No More Demo Code!

How often have you lived this scenario? Customers and managers beg, scream, and demand more features tomorrow. No matter what you tell them you can get done, they ask for more. So you work very hard... you do Whatever It Takes. You consume vast amounts of...

Matt Stine09/07/10
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Waste #4: Handoffs

Welcome to episode four of our series "The Seven Wastes of Software Development." In episode one, we introduced the concept of eliminating waste from our software development efforts. Waste elimination can be traced all the way back to the the...

Mitch Pronschinske09/07/10
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Redis 2.0 and GORM for Redis Released

VMware employee Salvatore Sanfilippo has been hard at work developing Redis 2.0 and 2.2 in parallel.  Today the Google Code page announced the first stable release of 2.0.  Version 2.2 is approaching the feature freeze stage.  GORM for Redis was also...