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A Curious Mind #tastic January 2008 Entries
Being the Architect and YAGNI
So, I continue to find ways to be an agile architect. I just finished getting two teams started on a rather large project at work. For about a month or so ahead of time I was spending 2-3 hours a day ramping up on various technologies that I had been researching for use on this project. I had read books, discussed concepts with colluegues, and of course pounded out some code. :) Well I got the team started, and I found myself getting frustrated with the teams. They just didn't get it, it was so clear ......

Posted On Sunday, January 27, 2008 1:47 PM

Articles to Read about Databases
As I dig into the future of databases, I have found some articles that I want to share with a wider readership. The basic premise of my search is "RDBMS's were developed over 25 years ago, and we haven't come up with something better since?! I gotta look into that" and so starts my education on all of the new stuff coming from those wacky data guys. ;) Shards One thing that I have learned about is scaling out versus scaling up. I have found it to be a very interesting concept, which is large part ......

Posted On Sunday, January 27, 2008 1:47 PM

Feature Boxing versus Time Boxing
I was discussing Agile development with my team this week while we entertained Ken Collier at work, when Ken discussed release planning it occurred to me, that time boxing development is sooo much easier for the business. I am not sure why I had always been a feature box proponent but I was, and now I am not. I am now pretty excited to deploy this at work and see if we can't make both the developers and the business users lives easier. -d ......

Posted On Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:42 AM

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