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How to Incorporate Data Analytics into Your Software Process[article]

Big data isn’t just a buzzword; it lives in your software. With millions of possibilities to leverage analytics, how do you pick what’s right for your organization? Robert Cross provides some insight into how to start incorporating data analytics into your software process and management plan.

Rob Cross's picture Rob Cross
How Agile Impacts Configuration Management and Testing: An Interview with Steve Berczuk[interview]
Video

Steve Berczuk is a regular contributor to TechWell and StickyMinds and a principal engineer and ScrumMaster at Fitbit in Boston. In this interview, Steve discusses configuration management and agile, helpful tools, and how testing has evolved over the years with the rise of agile.

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian
The Rules for Writing Maintainable Code[magazine]

We've all been burned working with software code that, if not designed for long-term maintainability, results in expensive support over a product's lifetime. Kaushal explores three approaches that provide guidelines to ensure that software is designed with maintainability in mind. If you're a software developer, read this!

Kaushal Amin's picture Kaushal Amin
Mobile Testing in the Cloud: An Interview with Rachel Obstler[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Rachel Obstler talks about her upcoming presentation at STAREAST 2014, the future of mobile, building the perfect mobile tester, and improving the efficiency of mobile testing.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
How Depersonalizing Work and Managing Flow Can Humanize the Workplace[article]

Using metrics such as cumulative flow to monitor throughput and quantitative thinking may not seem very humanistic, but by depersonalizing the work being done, we can focus our energies on solving actual problems instead of conducting a daily witch-hunt and shaming people into high performance.

Adam Yuret's picture Adam Yuret

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