Software Development Metrics – Interview with David Nicolete.

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on Aug 23, 2019 8:53:00 AM

We’ve interviewed Dave Nicolette, a consultant specializing in improving software development and delivery methods and author of ‘Software Development Metrics’. We dive into what factors to consider when selecting metrics, examples of useful metrics for Waterfall and Agile development teams, as well as common mistakes in applying metrics. He writes about software development and delivery on his blog.

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Tags: Software Development, Metrics, Optimizing Kanban Process, Agile Development

A Guide to Developer Mentoring

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on May 30, 2019 9:41:00 AM
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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Developer Mentoring, Guide

The Problems with Open Source (and How to Fix Them) – Interview with Justin Searls

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on May 24, 2019 9:55:00 AM

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Tags: Software Development, Software Issues, Software Testing

Going Beyond Code to Become a Better Programmer – Interview with Pete Goodliffe

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on May 1, 2019 9:58:00 AM
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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Programmer

Working Effectively with Unit Tests: Unit test best practices (Interview with Jay Fields)

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on Apr 4, 2019 10:04:00 AM
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Tags: Unit Testing, Software Development, Unit Test Best Practices

How to build a code review culture: An Interview with Derek Prior

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on Mar 25, 2019 10:21:00 AM

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We’ve interviewed Derek Prior, a Developer at Thoughtbot and host of The Bikeshed Podcast. We discuss how to build a code review culture, diving into the benefits of code reviews, the essential elements to make them effective and how to handle conflict if it arises.

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Code Review Best Practices, Code Reviews, Code Review Culture

Refactoring to a happier development team

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on Mar 5, 2019 10:26:00 AM

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Code Review

What’s Your Support Tool?

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Feb 28, 2019 10:29:00 AM

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Successful project management comes with certain rules, terms and tools which is not easy to achieve. For that reason, my acquaintances in the tech industry expect valuable functionality and productivity in these tools and they want to rely on their resources in order to deliver qualified work.  

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Tags: Software Development, Software Engineering, Project Management, Multi Project Management, Project Management Tool

Collecting Feedback From Stakeholders Can Help You Build Software That Matters

Posted by Klaus Schremser on Jan 15, 2019 10:33:00 AM

If you want to build great products that your end users will love, collecting feedback early and often is a key step in this process. You also want to ensure that you are not just collecting feedback from the end-users but also from stakeholders within your organization. No matter if it is Charly from Marketing or Cindy from Finance, everyone’s feedback plays a vital role in building the best version of your product or software.

An unwavering and fierce commitment to not just gathering the feedback but collecting, organizing, and sharing the feedback plays a vital role in pushing your product and business forward. Feedback collection in software projects is more than bug reporting. You want to collect experiences and feelings that the users have with your software. The people side of end-user feedback helps you to shape the customer experience of your digital product. Based on a Walker study, 86% of buyers are willing to pay more for a great customer experience.

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Tags: Software Development, Software Engineering, Project Management, Multi Project Management, Project Management Tool, Developers, Continuous Integration, Integration, Software

We’re Bad At Interviewing Developers (and How to Fix It) Interview With Kerri Miller

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Dec 20, 2018 10:38:00 AM

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In this interview with Kerri Miller, Lead Software Engineer at LivingSocial, we discuss how to hire and interview developers. We typically don’t get trained on interviewing and we’ve all experienced the haphazard approaches of those new to it – poor organization, repeated questions, fizz-buzz… Kerri tells us how to run interview days, the types of questions to ask, how else we can evaluate candidates and what to do after the interview. For more tips, Kerri writes about software development and hiring on her blog.

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Project Management, Developer Interview, Team Building, Interview Tips