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Top 10 Productive C# Videos of 2017 - Productive C#

This is the list of the top 10 most watched Productive C# videos of 2017.<p>Learn how to use the generalized async return type feature in C# 7 (more …

Improving security in ASP.NET MVC using custom headers

This is the first post in a series about ASP.NET security:<p>Part 1: Improving security in ASP.NET MVC using custom headers<br>• Part 2: …

Information Security

Asynchronous Programming in C# using Async Await – Best Practices

The async and await keywords have been a part of C# language since version 5.0, which was released in autumn 2013 as part of Visual Studio 2013. …

JavaScript

How to Break a User Story into Tasks

One of the vaguest aspects of Scrum is breaking stories into tasks, which is done in (the second half of) the Sprint Planning. Most of the questions …

Add Incredible Size and Strength to Your Legs With ‘21s’

This bodybuilding technique is usually reserved for the biceps. Here’s how to apply it to your lower body<p>Most people use 21s with biceps curls. The classic bodybuilding technique—which involves doing the exercise using various ranges-of-motion—stimulates new muscle growth.<p>But why should your biceps …

Workouts

Agile enterprise architecture

Enterprise architecture (EA) can potentially promote a common business vision within your organization, provide guidance to improve both business and IT decision making, and improve IT efficiencies. Unfortunately many EA teams struggle to provide these benefits, often because they are perceived as …

Agile Development

Doing Agile vs. Being Agile

Doing Agile and Being Agile are different. Here is a popular infographic that explains what Agile really is and illustrates common misunderstandings …

Project Management

The Secret History of Agile Innovation

You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Teams using agile methods get things done faster than teams using traditional processes. They keep customers happier. They enjoy their work more. Agile has indisputably transformed software development, and many experts believe it is now poised to …

Finding the Truth Behind Minimum Viable Products

A Successful Start<p>I learned about Minimum Viable Products like 99% of other Product Managers - through <i>The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.</i> When I happened …

Ten Ways to Successfully Fail your Agility

In his excellent book, The Workplace Within<i>,</i> Larry Hirschhorn provides a lengthy analysis of the Challenger disaster. Among the many events that led …

MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager

You’ve probably seen this diagram before. It elegantly shows that product management is the intersection of a diverse skill set.<p>Its simplicity has …

Product Management

How to Determine the Right Agile Development Methodology

Not all Agile methods are alike. If someone tells you that they practice Agile software development, you have only heard the start of their story. That's because today's Agile teams use a wide range of methodologies.<p>So, how can you determine the right Agile methodology for your team? It starts with …

SwiftKey for iOS gains new ‘My Top Emoji’ and ‘Emoji State’ features

Earlier this month SwiftKey for iOS gained a new emoji insight feature called “My Signature Emoji,” and now the company is further expanding on its emoji insight offerings. The company announced today that it is rolling out two new emoji insight features to users of its app, called “My Top Emoji” …

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