Scrum Spikes – When to Spike

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During Sprint Planning or even while developing a large backlog of epics, there will eventually arise requirements that require some specialized skills, such as architecture, design, user experience (UX), etc. However, these items are not ambiguous of their true value or acceptance criteria. So how should these items be handled in a Sprint? A Spike is time-boxed technical investigation to…

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Coder to Developer

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So you know how to code in twenty different languages from Assembly 8088 to LINQ, but how much do you know about business processes, project management and business acumen. The following series is my personal take aways from Tek Pub’s Coder to Developer open community videos and Mike Gunderloy’s Coder to Developer book. This online streaming series breaks the book…

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Programming Languages Comment Syntaxes

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Almost every programming language has their own specific way of putting comments into the code, so let’s recap the various ways so that you can quickly reference your tool’s syntax when you need it. Visual Basic (VB) and VB.NET Comments ‘an apostrophe at the beginning of the line indicates a commented line C#, JAVA, and JavaScript Comments // specifies a…

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