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Tree Surgeon 2.0 - The future on the T4 Express
If you've never been a fan of TreeSurgeon (http://treesurgeon.codeple... then skip this post.However, if have been there have been some interesting developments over the last couple of years.The biggest one is T4Recently Bill Simser wrote a detailed post about the potential future of tree surgeon, called "Tree Surgeon - Alive and Kicking or Dead and Buried" He raised the question:Times have changed. Since that last release in 2008 so much has changed for .NET developers. The question is, today ......

Posted On Sunday, July 8, 2012 8:20 PM

The Agile Engineering Rules of Test Code
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Posted On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:42 AM

Getting FxCop 10 to run under cruise control dot net
I don't know who Mikhail is, but his 4 year old entry on FxCop and CCnet was perfect.The only thing I needed to do was to change the references to from FxCop 1.35 to FxCop 10.I was prepared to use Basharat's solution, but it turns out that ccnet version 1.6.7981.1 is already taking care of the FxCop v10 reporting issues ......

Posted On Friday, June 8, 2012 1:16 PM

"Testing In An Agile World" Article Posted On Developer Fusion
My article in Developer Fusion was just published and you won't believe what I said about testers in an Agile world.

Developer Fusion is a 13 year old web magazine focused on bringing together the best developer content from across globe.

My article can be found at

Posted On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:29 PM

Getting Ready to Launch a new Blog

It's not there yet, but in the next couple of week, we're going to be launching a new blog focused on agile development.


Stay tuned.

Posted On Tuesday, July 12, 2011 3:48 PM

Scrum Case Studies - A reference
The main point of this post is to create an easy (for me) to find list of scrum / agile case studies. And here it is: There is one specific entry from British Telcom that is especially interesting for those in the telcom industry http://www.magneticreason.c... ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2010 10:11 AM

Fortune 500 Scrum Coaching for the developer turned Scrum Master
The next Scrum Gathering is coming up and they are having 6 TED style talks. You can help make history by voting to have me present one of those talks I can hear you saying, "Well sure, Malcolm, what can I do to help you?" I'm glad you asked. It's really simple, click here and cast 3 votes for my talk "Fortune 500 Scrum Coaching for the developer turned Scrum Master." Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE ......

Posted On Saturday, October 2, 2010 11:16 PM

Response: Agile's Second Chasm
William Pietri over at Agile Focus has written an interesting article entitled, "Agile’s Second Chasm (and how we fell in)" in which he talks about how agile development has fallen into a common trap where large companies are now spending a lot of money hiring agile (Scrum) consultants just so that they can say they are agile, but all the while avoiding any change that is required by Scrum. It echoes the questions that I've been asking for a while, "Can a fortune 500 company actually do agile development?" ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 AM

Test Driven Development with vxml
It's been 3 years since I did any coding and am starting back up with Java using netBeans and glassfish. Right off the bat I noticed two things about Java's ease of use. The java ide (netBeans) has finally caught up with visual studio, and jUnit, has finally caught up with nUnit. netBeans intellisense exists and I don't have to subclass everything in jUnit. Now on to the point of this very short post ( request) I'm trying to figure out how to do test driven development with vxml and have not found ......

Posted On Friday, January 28, 2011 8:51 PM

Scrum Product Owners Oath of Stewardship
There's an interesting discussion going on over on the Scrum Development list, dealing with technical stories verses user stories. The idea is that "Improve our continuous integration server" may not directly translate to visible functionality for a customer, so how do you handle this in Scrum. It's a conversation that pops up regularly and there are a couple of schools of thought on the subject. I'm not going to get into here. In the midst of this discussion I jokingly (sort of) made a reference ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 1, 2010 11:58 PM

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