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August 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Code Kata August

Thank you to Andre, Bonnie, Adam, Aaron and Sebastian for coming out to Code Kata night at the Math Forum! This was an experimental kata night in that we were trying out architectural katas for the first time.



In the beginning we went through a summary of the basic elements of architecture: communication/distribution, presentation/interaction, state management, processing, resource management and tools. For this we followed the slides that Ted Neward provided especially for this…

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Added by Audrey R. Troutt on August 25, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

QA Team Member as an Equal

Many organizations give a lot of weight to their developers but neglect their QA departments. There are many misconception about the role of QA. This happens more in bigger organizations where there is a greater emphasis on strict demarcation of responsibilities. This creates a culture of silos. It encourages developers to believe that they are not required to interact with QA. Most developers start thinking that they are better than…
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Added by Ravindar Gujral on August 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Local Motors- A story of integrated development

This is a great story of a company that is trying to challenge the existing model of a mass producer building something that everyone consumes. Local Motors is an integrated and a more distributed mechanism to buying cars: http://www.local-motors.com/videos. This company exemplifies the movement towards a more decentralized way of doing things, where you empower not just your employees but the client itself.


I have yet to see…
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Added by Ravindar Gujral on August 18, 2010 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Follow-up from August's Roundtable

First of all, thanks to Keith for hosting!


It was a great discussion. We will definitely have more of this events in the future...


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Added by Sebastian Hermida on August 17, 2010 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

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