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Behind the Scene: Agile by Responding to Change (#7)

The forth principle of the Agile Manifesto tells us that we should value “Responding to change over following a plan”. This seems pretty strait forward, right? If a client wants a specific feature we implement it, if he wants something else, we do that too. It should be the perfect way to work. We are not subject to any plan, instead we just react to whatever changes the client wants. …

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Behind the Scene: The Art of Programming (#6)

Programming is many times referred to as an art form. While I do not completely share this vision, I can’t help but recognize an important aspect that is found both in programming and in art. Art is unselfish, benevolent. An artist crafts his piece to offer joy for others. He produces pleasure for the people observing or admiring the end result of his work. A team of programmers are like …

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Meet us at CeBIT 2015

Yes! We will be there. Join us at the largest IT expo in the world: CeBIT. Syneto is at the forefront of storage technology and software development. For this reason, CeBIT is a natural choice, being considered a barometer for the state of the art in information technology. When? CeBIT 2015, the world’s leading digital Event will take place from the 16th to the 20th of March. Where? In Hanover, …

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Behind the Scene: Double Vision – Pair Programming (#5)

Two pair of eyes are always better than one; or so the saying goes. That being said, this post will discuss pair programming, which is still a controversial practice of agile software development. Its controversy lies in the premise that two programmers working on the same code, at the same computer, can’t produce as much code as programmers working individually. Let’s see how, in an agile environment, as explained in …

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Behind the Scene: Techno Agile (#4)

In our Agile Experience Report published on the Agile Alliance website I explained in detail how we learned to continuously adapt to new situations and learn from our mistakes. The document details our organisational and interpersonal practices. This is, for all intents and purposes, the social side of agile. But there is also a very important technical part we must take into consideration. Without the tools and technical practices, agile …

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