Monthly Archives: January 2008

Seven Things I Hate About Agile Literature

I’m an Agile Coach. That means I help teams adopt agile practices to make time-to-market shorter. I love agile with a little “a” But I have a confession to make: as much as I love the concepts in Agile and XP, the literature out there sucks. Here are the common faults that drive me nuts.

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Be Careful what you Predict

Project management is all about making good predictions. For some reason, it’s something I’ve been rather good at over the years, even though there’s quite a bit of black magic involved.

Sometimes you can be too good.

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SPRING and OSGI

I’ve been consulting with a small Java team that’s implementing SPRING and OSGI

I could tell you what they are doing but then I’d have to shoot you, so let’s just say they’re doing neat stuff.

I haven’t poked around any of those two technologies in some time, and wow! SPRING looks like a great library, and OSGI (which I have had very little exposure) expands on SPRING in some powerful ways.

I wonder if there is something similar available in OCaml? Sort of a dynamically-available, real-time-bindable, functionally-based, language-oriented coding environment?

They pay me by the syllable, folks. I’m not sure, but I think I just made enough for a new pocket-protector. (grin)

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NSI Caught Front-Running Domains

Looking for a new domain? Better be careful how you search for it.

As I reported a couple of years ago, registrars are taking what you are looking for and locking it down for themselves. So the instant you search, the name might be available. But 5 minutes later? It’s not.

It’s a complete outrage. For now, the only proof is this recent story about NSI reserving names, but I imagine there is a lot more fire for this amount of smoke.

If you thought real-estate and house/apartment leasing has its share of scumbags, you haven’t seen nothing yet. Cyber property is taking that to an entirely new level.

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