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HBR's Embrace Of Agile

The article, “Embracing Agile,” in the current issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> by Darrell K. Rigby, Jeff Sutherland and Hirotaka Takeuchi is a landmark in the history of management, not just the history of Agile and its major variant, Scrum.<p>In 2011, I wrote: “If there was a Nobel Prize for …

Project Management

Kite plugin may revolutionize developer workflows

There’s a new tool for developers named Kite, and it could revolutionize your workflow (no, really).<p>Calling itself an “artificial pair programmer” which offers “examples and documentation for the libraries and terminal commands you use,” Kite helps bridge gaps between what you know and what you …

Python Programming

Testing Isn’t Only for the Technical Team: The Tests Your Business Needs to Be Doing

Frequently, when we talk about testing, we are talking about tests done by a dedicated testing team. More recently, development have also had to …

Automated Testing

Jon Skeet: The 'Chuck Norris' of programming

<b>A list of the "world's 15 greatest living programmers" was published by IT World last year, based on names which came up again and again in coder discussion forums. Alongside the woman who programmed Nasa's Apollo flight control software, the creator of the Linux operating system and the man who</b> …

Stack Overflow

Seven Ways Leaders Earn Their Teammates' Respect

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve just accepted a supervisory job which I’ll begin next week.<p>I know the people I will be supervising. They don’t work on my team. I’m moving to a new team as I begin my new job. I like all of the people in the team but they have a lot more experience with their areas of expertise than I …

The Workplace

I’m a boring programmer (and proud of it)

I have a confession to make — I’m not a rock star programmer. Nor am I a hacker. I don’t know ninjutsu. Nobody has ever called me a wizard.Continue …

Creativity

The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses for Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career.<p>It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll …

Northwestern University

Serialization Groups

Contributed by <br>Kévin Dunglas<br>in #12092.<p>The Symfony Serializer component is used to turn PHP objects into a specific format (XML, JSON, YAML, ...) and …