a blogblogest 2013

Field Notes

Posts by Dave Nicolette

Is Your Software Development Team a Well-Oiled Machine?

1 comments

To call a software development team a well-oiled machine may be taken as a compliment or an insult. Software development isn’t mechanical work, and machines belong in software factories, and nobody likes the idea of a software factory. (Well, maybe somebody does, but that’s not the point.) On the bright side, the phrase can denote […]

read more

Agile at the Hospital

0 comments

You’d think that once I’ve blogged about something, everyone in the universe would be on board with it immediately. I mean, like, obviously, right? So, I wrote about the differences between information radiators and information vaults, and yet many people still assume that the use of tactile tools in a team room for process visualization […]

read more

Continuous Unit Checking:
Part Three

0 comments

Where were we? Part 1: Command-line utilities and wrapper scripts Part 2: Guard (with Ruby) and SBT (with Scala) Part 3 (this): Infinitest (with Java and IntelliJ IDEA) In Part 1, we looked at some simple continuous checking solutions based on shell commands and wrapper scripts. In Part 2, we climbed up the pile of […]

read more

Continuous Unit Checking:
Part Two

0 comments

Where were we? Part 1: Command-line utilities and wrapper scripts Part 2 (this):Guard (with Ruby) and SBT (with Scala) Part 3: Infinitest (with Java and IntelliJ IDEA) In Part 1, we looked at some simple continuous checking solutions based on shell commands and wrapper scripts. Let’s start climbing the tool pile and see what we […]

read more

Continuous Unit Checking:
Part One

0 comments

Part 1 (this): Command-line utilities and wrapper scripts Part 2: Guard (with Ruby) and SBT (with Scala) Part 3: Infinitest (with Java and IntelliJ IDEA) Back in the day, we used to run compile, link, and execute steps separately and manually (after walking 15 miles to and from school in a snowstorm, uphill both ways). […]

read more
1 2 17