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Emergent Design
I, like many developers, was raised on the idea of getting the database complete before writing the code. The database was the foundation of our application, and building a house without a finished foundation is insane. Also, don’t even THINK about changing the foundation once the house-building has begun. If you MUST change the foundation once development has begun, you’d better have a damn good reason. When I started to learn about agile and lean software development, I learned about emergent design. ......

Posted On Monday, November 30, 2009 9:18 PM

It Doesn’t Matter If You Know What You’re Doing
Got your attention? Good. It really doesn’t. Developer’s, in general, are always afraid to let other developers see they’re code. They are afraid they won’t measure up. Since 90% (or better) of the world’s developers are male, maybe that insecurity of what’s under the covers carries over into development. Maybe we just DEFINE ourselves too much by our profession and our coding prowess. I am as guilty as anyone. I am always afraid someone will look at code I’ve written and think that I am a fraud. ......

Posted On Sunday, November 15, 2009 3:46 PM

Speaking at Iowa Code Camp Tomorrow
OK, I’ve been remiss in my duties as a blogger I know. Can you forgive me? Both of you? C’mon! It was only a couple of weeks. I promise to be more diligent in my posts in the future. So… we cool? Ok. I am really posting to let you both know that I will be speaking at Iowa Code Camp tomorrow. I have two talks. One on BDD, of course, and one on The Opinionated Web Solution. This is a new talk that is about arranging web projects in a solutions. If you happen to be in the Des Moines area, drop by. ~Lee ......

Posted On Friday, November 6, 2009 6:37 PM

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