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ALM Practices Part 11: Modeling the business domain using Domain Models

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What is it? A domain model is typically depicted by a UML class diagram in which the classes and associations represent the business concepts and the relationships between them. Although you can use a piece of paper to draw up a domain model, in most cases a UML case tool is better suited for t...

August 25, 2010

ALM Practices Part 10: Work Item Tracking

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What is it? Using Team Foundation Server’s User Story, Task and Bug work item types as the central unit of work for all the activities done within a project. Why would you do it? Because it adds traceability between the functional requirements and the way these requirements have been realized ...

August 10, 2010

ALM Practices Part 9: Ubiquitous Language

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What is it? The Ubiquitous Language is a unified language consisting of verbs and nouns from the business domain of an enterprise system and should be used by all team members, stakeholders and other involved persons. Why would you do it? Because it creates a bridge of understanding between th...

August 3, 2010

ALM Practices Part 8: Automatic Builds & Continuous Integration

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What is it? An automatic build is a fully automated compilation of a specific version of your source code repository and which runs at regular intervals. More often than not, such a build includes additional steps such as running a static code analysis and code coverage, executing all automat...

July 4, 2010

ALM Practices Part 7: Refactoring

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What is it? A mindset and practice that requires you to continuously reevaluate a region of code each time you make a change. In essence, you need to look at the code related to your changes and reconsider whether the original solution is still the best solution accounting for the information you...

June 30, 2010