Espresso Fueled Agile Development

Comments on my work at patterns & practices, agile development, and caffeine sources.

June, 2006

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About Espresso Fueled Agile Development

In my little corner of the 'net, I'll be discussing my projects at patterns & practices, my views on Agile development, particularly Scrum, Extreme Programming, Test Driven Development, collocated work areas, and anything else that strikes my fancy.

 

So, who is Michael Puleio? 

Michael Puleio is a software developer, pragmatic agilest, and coffee addict. He is an advocate for agility within Microsoft, evangelizing such practices as acceptance test driven development (ATDD), test driven design (TDD), pair programming, test automation, and continuous integration. Mike joined Microsoft in 2000, and is currently part of the patterns & practices team. While at p&p, Mike has been a Dev Lead on the Web Client Software Factory, Smart Client Software Factory, Composite UI Application Block, and a co-author on the Acceptance Test Engineering Guide. He previously worked with MSN, MSNTV (formerly WebTV), and other software companies, specializing in a wide range of areas including geophysics software and computer reservation systems.

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    CodePlex Blog

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    As a follow-up to yesterday's post, the CodePlex has its own blog . Of course, a number of the team members have their own blogs, which are linked to from the CodePlex blog.
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    CodePlex is Live

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    According to Brad , who recently joined the CodePlex team, they have gone live. This is fantastic. These guys have done a lot of great work (with more ahead). If I were doing an open source project, I'd be using CodePlex.
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    Agile Game Development

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    Now this is an interesting article on applying agile development in a part of the industry that has not historically been agile. It also covers the basics principles of agile development and has a short overview of Scrum.
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    FIT, DSLs, and test engines

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    Peter has a few thoughts about Ward Cunningham's FIT (Framework for Integrated Tests). He encapsulates the ideas behind FIT very well. This post (and some of the challenges I had getting FIT to work in a complex problem domain) raises a few ideas, thoughts...
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    How do you keep your daily stand-up on track?

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    This question came up recently, "How do you keep your daily stand-up on track?" I answered by sharing what worked for me. The way teams I have been on (and teams I have helped coach) kept things tracking was we agreed to the rules: Everyone must...
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    The Need for Cultural Change when Adopting Agile

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    Peter has a great post that sums up a number of conversations with agilists around Microsoft. I agree with everything he says. The hardest thing I had to do, in the words of Mitch Lacey , was "take my brain out, turn it around 180 degrees, put it back...
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    Talking about Agile

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    Part of what I do as a developer in patterns & practices is evangelize agile software development within Microsoft. In the past month, I have done five or six different talks. Most of these talks were with a small team that is piloting the adoption...
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    Test Driven Development is Good

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    Last week, I was able to speak at the Engineering Excellence / Trustworthy Computing Forum, which is a Microsoft internal conference focused on writing better software. Some talks discuss experiences using new methodologies. Others focus on new tools...
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    Yipes. Things are crazy.

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    Wow. Things have been crazy recently (and they still are). Between ramping up on how things work in p&p, giving talks to other groups on Agile, working with product teams to see how their new products impact the guidance offered by p&p, and helping...
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    Bill Gates to shift priorities.

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    MSNBC has an article on a fairly big leadership change at Microsoft . I'm sure that this will cause a few ripples across the company and the industry. And I'm glad that Bill will be doing more with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. [Edit...
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    Developer Site for Live.com Beta Launch

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    If you are interested in developing for the Windows Live Platform, check out http://dev.live.com . Ken Levy points out the launch in his blog . [Edit: Changed title to appear properly in a few rss readers]
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