Behind the Scene: The Right Tool for the Job – Multiple Language Development (#9)

Reading time: 2 minutesIn our previous blog post we have seen how each language in a multiple language development environment has its own culture and how this culture can transcend into other languages. This borrowing of philosophy is a great way to enhance both your spoken language capabilities as well as your programming language skills. Using the right programming language for the right task can be a powerful asset. Each programming language is …

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Behind the Scene: Polyglot Programmer – Multiple Language Development (#8)

Reading time: 2 minutesMost frequently, programming languages are compared to one of two things: spoken languages or professional tools. Today we will analyze the former, and make an analogy between programming and spoken languages. This will allow us to see the advantages and challenges of polyglotism in programming, or multi-language software development. Spoken languages identify groups of people that belong together. In our society these groups are usually, but not necessary, nations. People …

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responding to change over following plans

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

Reading time: 2 minutesThe 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: Double Vision – Pair Programming (#5)

Reading time: 2 minutesTwo 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: Culture Shock (#3)

Reading time: 2 minutesBeing part of a long lasting cultural change process in a company has its advantages and disadvantages. As a company and as a team we started to introduce Agile in our culture about five years ago. The effects of such a big change are diverse, but here are two of the most important ones: On one hand, there were changes in the way we organize our work and collaborate with …

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