November 28, 2014
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Three Documents that Protect IT Startup Revenue

Don't overlook the importance of "getting it in writing" when contracting with clients.

Managing People with Different Professional Backgrounds

Managing a group of similar people is difficult, but managing people with disparate backgrounds is like herding cats.

Top 10 Best Practices for Code QA

Explore the best practices to use while writing code to improve code quality and developer productivity.

Validating Software Requirements

Discover how to ensure that your software requirements are right.

Eliciting Vision through Exercises and Games

It’s certainly possible to reach a vision or get requirements through a traditional interview-based approach however it’s neither as much fun, nor as effective, as leveraging exercises and games to accelerate the process.

Eliminate Costly User Experience Mistakes

Far too many web site design projects are plagued by continuous changes to mockups, or changes to the user experience after it’s already been implemented. These changes are both costly and unnecessary. Leveraging a staged approach to development of the user experience can reduce costs, frustrations, and time.

Setting Goals with Conflicting Stakeholders

Getting everyone to agree on goals is a challenging undertaking in any organization. Achieving shared understanding through the process of Dialogue Mapping leads to the opportunity to develop an approach to change the problem. Read on to learn more.

Three Types of Interview Questions Software Developers Should Expect

There are three categories of questions that all technical job applications should be prepared to answer. Read on to learn what they are.

Introduction to Software Development with the SCRUM Model

SCRUM is a lightweight product development framework developed by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. Today most top companies follow the SCRUM model for their product development. Read on to learn more about SCRUM.

Six Features Key to Choosing a Data Validation Provider

Learn six of the most important features that a data validation service provider should offer.

The Need for Rapid Prototyping in an Agile Age

You've got a smart idea, but you need a working prototype to really show it off and test it. In the age of Agile development the ability to produce a prototype quickly, roll it out to end users, and create a feedback loop that influences the software you produce, is vital.

Cartoon of the Week: Going Full Agile

In this week's cartoon by David Blazek, you visit Agile Valley where they are going full agile.

Cloudy with a Chance of .NET

If you're looking for a strategy to follow to cloud enlightenment; you're reading the right article. Developers are in a unique position to educate and to capitalize on cloud opportunities.

A Review of 3 Bug Capture Tools: Bonfire, qTrace, Snagit

There are several tools on the market that will capture detailed bug descriptions for QA departments and software developers. Kaushal Amin compares three of the best to see how they measure up.

Even Web Developers Need a Super Hero

Creating a website from scratch can be a daunting task for even the best of teams to accomplish on their own. This is where having a super hero comes into play.

What Job Hopping Really Says About a Software Developer

Why hiring managers should not hold a job-hopping work history against a software development candidate.

Should Software Developers Discuss Religion at Work?

Tim Tebow isn't the only one who thinks Jesus helps him do better at his job. Is it okay for like-minded developers to proselytize in the workplace?

Unit Testing: What is it, exactly?

Even though Unit Testing is becoming much more popular with developers, I still hear from people asking what Unit Testing means. In this article, we start at the top and cover the fundamental building blocks of Unit Testing.

What Happened to Software Engineering?

Over the past few years there has been an evolutionary shift in the world of software development. In this article we will discuss software engineering, how it has changed to keep up with the world of weekly software updates, and what the future holds for software engineers.

The Unintended Consequences of Common Productivity Tactics

Software projects are notorious for getting into schedule trouble. And with that trouble comes more trouble. In this IT Workshop we will discuss the consequences of common productivity tactics and how you can correct them.

Explaining Cloud Computing to Your Pointy Haired Boss

Any day now your pointy-haired boss is going to ask you about this cloud stuff. Do you have a strategy? Can you even define it? Discover how easily it is to explain the cloud to your boss, and begin to start a longer discussion on all aspects of cloud computing.

Which Certification Is Right for You, Vendor-neutral or Vendor-specific?

You can go vendor-neutral or vendor-specific for your developer certification. Which is the better option?

Developer.com: Short Audience Survey

Complete this brief developer survey below to enable us to better satisfy your specific information needs.

Three Steps to Zen for the Overworked Developer

Any developer who survives a layoff usually faces a significant increase in workload. These three immediate steps can improve a developer's work situation after others are let go.

5 Tips for Acing the IBM WebSphere App Server Admin Course
Taking the IBM WebSphere Application Server Administration course but lack Java experience? Get 5 tips for success from an IT professional who teaches the course.

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