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Blake Caraway March 2006 Entries
Team Smells...Refactoring For A Better Tomorrow (Part Two)
In a previous post I detailed some conditions existing on development teams that would suggest some changes need to be made in order to bring about better performance and ultimately higher quality software. In this post I will identify a couple more Team Smells and discuss how these issues can be remedied and why these conditions should be addressed in the first place. Smell: Developers Spent Way Too Much In The Debugger (AKA Debugger Junkies) A good feature-rich debugger like the one that comes ......

Posted On Thursday, March 30, 2006 2:13 PM

FireFox SessionSaver
I've been looking for a FireFox extension that will remember what tab/web pages I had opened after closing and re-opening browser instances. I found one yesterday after searching, again, (I've looked for something like this for sometime now) through the myriad of extensions - in the Navigation, Tabbed Browsing sections. I give you...SessionSaver. This extension seems to do exactly what I've been looking for. I have not experienced any issues with installing subsequent extensions like a couple of ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 28, 2006 6:27 AM

Team Smells...Refactoring For A Better Tomorrow (Part One)
Just like any project you work on, there are signs and behaviors within a development team that indicate a need for refactoring as well. Before a development team can get to the job of developing quality code, the definition of "quality code" has to be addressed, identified, and agreed upon. I believe this is the most difficult step in evolving a development team's skill set away from the 'slap it together and fix it later' mindset. Why do I think this? Because this is exactly what I'm attempting ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 22, 2006 11:06 PM

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