In the Zone – Part 1

In the highly competitive world we live in, the way in which IT interacts with business is constantl

XP Teams and Lamborghinis

I’ve been getting to grips with a lot of technology recently primarily trying to put together

Projects With A Body Count

Someone asked me recently, “What is extreme programming?”. My first reaction was a sligh

 

In the Zone – Part 1

January 1, 2012 in agile

In the highly competitive world we live in, the way in which IT interacts with business is constantly changing. Driven by a need to provide higher value products in more innovative and efficient ways than before, businesses also need to be able to react (almost instantaneously in some cases) to external pressures and demands with […]

XP Teams and Lamborghinis

November 14, 2011 in agile

I’ve been getting to grips with a lot of technology recently primarily trying to put together the most awesome XP development environment I can muster. As I’ve been plugging it all together (and getting a bit over-excited in the process) I kept catching myself thinking “Why don’t people just build software like this?”. It all […]

Projects With A Body Count

September 17, 2011 in agile

Someone asked me recently, “What is extreme programming?”. My first reaction was a slight chuckle as the image which flashed across my mind was of a project I worked on back in the mid-90′s. At that time I was working for a small software company in London which was developing a product for use in […]

TDD: Write the right code right

April 11, 2011 in agile

I’m going to paint a quick scenario and see if it sounds familiar to you: Day 1. A new project is starting and no code has been written. Everyone has the latest version of Visual Studio and .Net. We’re going to use the latest patterns and practices and Agile. New hardware abounds. People are in […]