This entry is about utilizing branches for each developer in Subversion,
Merge Day, and how while cool, it’s an ivory tower process.
Note: This isn’t a tenet of the Agile methodology itself, it’s just
something that works well when you have a bunch of developers collaborating
together rapidly, and a specific workflow our client requested we follow.
We’re utilizing a Branch Workflow on my current project. What this means
is that each developer creates their own branch in Subversion. If you’re
utilizing Tortoise SVN on PC or Versions on Mac, this is effectively a
folder. As you may know, Subversion has 3 default folders that you
typically utilize in a repository, and hopefully each project gets its own
repository. These are branches, tags, and trunk.
Some people choose to ignore these. Some put multiple projects into the
same repo. Both are fine ... (more)
This is a checklist of items you need for an all-encompassing personal
branding strategy. Personal branding is the process of marketing and selling
yourself as a brand in order to gain success in business. Personal branding
is a continual process just as knowing yourself is a continual process. As
you grow, so does your brand. The need for personal branding arises from the
fact that globalization has increased competition in the workplace. As the
wheat is separated from the chaff, if you are left standing, you are left
standing with others of good caliber. The playing field is no... (more)
Macromedia products are ever more extensible in the 2004 releases. They make
it easier for developers to create custom tools and extension scripts and
then package those scripts and interfaces to distribute to their fellow
designers and developers. Distribution comes in a few ways; in this article I
Flash, and briefly cover the use of MXPs, the file format used in the
Macromedia Extension Manager tool to allow developers to install extensions.
Although Dreamweaver is arguably more powerful in making use of suc... (more)
I just got an e-mail from a recruiter of sorts. They want me to do phone
Flex/Flash consultation for a 20-40 minute paid phone call. Apparently, Ether
(www.ether.com) could make money if they employed some sales teams. It seems
all of California is reaching out worldwide, looking for people to come to
live and work there. The reason? To be tech lead in their startup and manage
contractors and outsourced individuals to make bling and fame in Web Deux
Point OMG. If my hunch on what this call is about is correct, this'll be the
third startup this month looking for Flexcoder meat.
This entry is about creating proof of concepts that tackle challenging
components in your application before Sprint #1 starts, when Strategy happens
in the process, and the design challenges that still exist.
Proof of Concept
The POC stands for Proof of Concept. It’s a formal term used to describe
the process in which a programmer tackles some of the high risk functionality
items of a finished design comp to assess their feasability before the
official start of the project.
At least, that’s what we define it as. The concept of iterations in
software is to flush out the real prob... (more)