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Why Agile Doesn’t Work
Is it true that Agile doesn’t work? Before anybody posts my address and a photo of my house on Facebook along with death threats, I don’t believe that Agile doesn’t work. Personally, I believe that it is the current best (much of the time) approach to software development when long-term development speed, responding to changing requirements, and quality are important. Agile is not really a methodology, but a categorization of several approaches to software development that previously had taken the ......

Posted On Saturday, September 6, 2014 6:41 AM

Understanding the Problem
The first day of the first semester programming class, I introduced the students to the concept that the most important part of building a system, whether it is something physical like a bridge to cross a river or a computer system, is to understand the problem. Many novice programmers believe that if they are writing code, they are making progress, and if they are not writing code, they are wasting time. The problem with that mindset is that, to be making progress, they must be writing the correct ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:56 AM

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