Friday, July 20, 2012

Required Reading Material for July 2012

Since I was already collecting the better articles that I read during the month for sharing with my colleagues and client’s coworkers, I might just as well share them here. Have fun reading them.

Virtual Panel: Code-to-Test Ratios, TDD and BDD 
A great discussion by the authorities on TDD, BDD and Specification By Example.

Agile Undercover: When Customers don’t Collaborate 
Contains best practices for dealing with the reality issues of a Scrum project.

What's Upcoming in jQuery 1.8, 1.9 and 2.0, and the Removal of IE6/7/8 Support.
A summary of important changes in the next versions of jQuery.

ReSharper 7: What’s Inside.
Even if you are already running the beta, it’s still worth a read.

Eventual consistency, CQRS and interaction design
An important aspect of using Event Sourcing is the Eventual Consistency aspect. This article explains that in more detail and how it affects the perception of the end-user.

The Turkish İ Problem and Why You Should Care
Illustrates the difficulties of not properly preparing an application for supporting multiple languages.

The Art of Misdirection
As can be expected from one of the best speakers in our profession, a deep insight in the hidden cost of software developments. Incidentally covers TDD as well.