Monthly Archives: September 2011

Principles behind the Agile Manifesto

Here are the principles behind the Agile Manifesto. I find them very interesting. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage. Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to […]

Agile – Stand-up meetings

I’ve been recently thinking about agile methodology and the way companies apply it. I’ve been working for the last 4 years in companies where agile is encouraged and used. We’ve been working on improving the mechanic of the process in order to make it suit our needs. I currently have the chance of being part […]

Kevin Rose interviews Dennis Crowley from Foursquare

Here’s a interview of Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare, done by Kevin Rose. He sits down in their New York City office and talk about the origin, current state and future of Foursquare, founded by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai ! Dennis founded Dodgeball, one of the first mobile social services in the U.S., which […]

Preparing for a development interview

Another interesting notes about development interviews by Justin James who blogs at Tech Republic. Takeaway: One of the best ways to calm your interview jitters is to show up prepared. Justin James offers developers pointers on preparing for and, ultimately, acing interviews. Many developers I’ve met absolutely dread job interviews; this is reflected in my […]

10 traits to look for when you’re hiring a programmer

Here’s a post initially written by Justin James, who blogs at Tech Republic. I find it very interesting and I want to share it with you here in this post. Programmers come with a wide range of skill sets, hail from many countries and cultures, and can have differing backgrounds and experiences. Nevertheless, certain qualities […]

Steve Jobs speech at Standford University in 2005

Here is video sequence about the speech Steve Jobs gave in 2005 at a graduation ceremony at Standford University in 2005. I find it very inspiring. Jobs tells 3 stories that will bring you inside yourself for more questioning on your goals and what you aim to achieve in your life. You can’t connect the […]

10 programming habits that should be more common

Today I found those nice words from Justin James who is an employee of Levit & James, Inc. in a multidisciplinary role that combines programming, network management, and system administration. Takeaway: Book learning will take you only so far. In the trenches, you need to develop sensible, effective habits like these. You learn lots of […]