Rob Vance

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Read This Post and Take Better Photos

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>When you put in the time, effort, and money to travel somewhere, it's only natural to want to take better photos and document the experience in order to relive it down the road (and--let's be honest--it's fun to show off a little on Instagram). But not all photos are …

Travel

Autmn Photography in Mount Rainier

Autumn is my favorite time for photographing in the Pacific Northwest. There are many places to capture fall colors, but nothing quite compares to …

Landscape Photography

2015 Range Rover Evoque is Tiny, Luxurious, and Beautiful

With eye-catching style, the capability that the Rover name implies, and a sporty nature, the 2015 Range Rover Evoque is a great vehicle in the …

Top 3 open source Python IDEs

In this article, we look at some of the most popular open source integrated development environments (IDEs) for Python programmers.

Developing Test Automation Scripts and Automation Frameworks

Frequently during the early stages of test automation project consulting I am asked for estimates around automation implementation. And when I first …

Software Development

Enterprise software project success remains elusive

It doesn’t make any difference whether enterprise software is purchased or developed; project success can be elusive. So, what do we mean by …

Creating a Shared Understanding

User stories are intended to communicate a shared understanding between a product owner and a scrum team. There is a standard accepted and …

Project Management

Dependencies Are Evil

It seems inarguable to me that dependencies limit agility.If I am able to make a decision on my own that only involves me, I have full freedom of …

Project Management

Leveraging AWS Spot Instances for Continuous Integration

Automated Continuous Integration (CI), at a high level, is a development process in which changes submitted to a central version control repository …

Building Agility Into the DNA of IT

A need to keep up with business and IT at warp speed is the new normal, and IT leaders have plenty to contend with at the epicenter of the digital …

DNA

How Strong Merging and Branching Capabilities Keep Developers Happy | Zephyr

Developing teams are consistently under pressure to adapt to new trends and ensure that they are using the best processes possible to support their …

Agile Failure Patterns in Organizations

TL;DR: Agile Failure Patterns — Why Agile is Simple and Complex at the Same Time<p>Agile failure seems to be increasingly more prominent nowadays …

Project Management

Tools & Resources for Improving your Backend Development Skills

Web development is often seen as a rather simple procedure based solely on the mechanics of HTML & CSS. However the field of web development covers …

Web Design

Best reads: Python programming - The MagPi Magazine

<b>Author:</b> Zed Shaw<b>Publisher:</b> Addison Wesley<b>Price:</b> £24.99 (free online)<b>ISBN:</b> 978-0321884916<p>The “hard way” is typing it all in until you absorb the …

Learn to code in one of the most productive, versatile, and beginner-friendly programming languages

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr/nyuhuhuu<p>Coding continues to be a highly in-demand skill in today's job market, one that flies over the heads of most but can …

Programming

Python's objects and classes — a visual guide

Python developers love to say that “everything is an object.” And indeed, when I teach Python classes, I say this several times, and many people nod …

Tips for the Daily Scrum

When visiting a studio, I'll often ask to observe the daily stand-ups meetings. It's the best way to sense where a team is and how to focus coaching …

A Day Without a ScrumMaster

As an Agile Coach, I have many stories of outright failure, misguided intentions and other disasters to share. Periodically I share these tales, both …

Project Management

Agile is not now, nor was it ever, Waterfall.

I read Agile is the new Waterfall at first with disgust, then with horror, and then finally with a meager amount of very qualified approval.The …

Software Development

10 Tips to Get Your Agile teams Better at Story Estimation

The foundation of predictable delivery is to make a commitment to an iteration of work using story estimation. In order to make a commitment, …

Closing the GAAP between Finance and Agile

[Editor's Note: After reading this blog posting, test your knowledge of the topic with the five question quiz at the end of the posting!]This article …

Project Management

50 Free Apps To Make You An Incredibly Productive Person

Communicate with ease, tame your schedule, and get things done with these great tools.<p>You’re running a million miles an hour, trying to hold down a tight schedule full of tight deadlines on a tight ship. From messages to meetings to managing meddlesome minutiae, these 50 apps can help you work …

Apps

What is Everyday Carry (EDC)? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This guest post from Bernard Capulong originally appeared at Everyday Carry.</i><p>There’s a bit of a cult community on the internet …

Self Defense