Agile software development

Agile eCommerce is the only right way!

Lately I’ve been frequently asked how our 21webmerce solution distinguishes from the big players like IBM or Oracle. You could call me insane to compare ourselves with those big players, because they have huge development teams and unlimited financial resources to develop their solutions. And let’s not forget their experience. But why not give it a try?! Challenge accepted!

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Better your code with Dependency Injection

by Paweł Ogrodowczyk March 26, 2013 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for Better your code with Dependency Injection Dependency Injection – everybody’s doing it! It helps you write flexible, loosely coupled, reusable, testable and maintainable code. But fancy keywords aside, are you sure you know how to use it to reap all the benefits? Let’s have a look at a couple of tips on how you can use DI to help you write [...]
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Responding to change with Scrum

by Peter Horsten June 11, 2012 Agile software development
Organizations constantly feel the pressure to quickly adapt to rapidly changing (economic) conditions. In particular management, sales and marketing – being the “demand side” of the organization – experience this directly. They often do not feel supported by the rest of the organization and potential providers (provider side) when adjustments are required. This is also [...]
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Top 4 qualities of a good software developer

by Pawel Bejger March 8, 2012 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for Top 4 qualities of a good software developer Have you ever wondered whether you can consider yourself a good software developer? If so, you probably also wondered what it means to be a good software programmer. What are the skills of a good software engineer? What are the differences between the bad and the good one? Is this just a matter of experience? [...]
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How to find the right balance in between functionality and technology

by Rafał Borowiec December 20, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for How to find the right balance in between functionality and technology The fundamental goal of each software developer is to build and deliver the right software that satisfies their customers. A software developer that wants to succeed, must be a professional focusing on a positive outcome of the project. He needs to find the right balance between building the right software and building the software right. [...]
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How to use Domain-Driven Design to better understand the business

by Łukasz Stępliński December 18, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for How to use Domain-Driven Design to better understand the business Domain-Driven Design is quite a new approach to model complex business applications. It helps all stakeholders involved in a software development project to find a common communication ground. It provides software developers with an approach to communicate in an understandable way with the business (domain) owners and vice versa. Reading a few articles and the [...]
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Key challenges in Agile implementations

by Pawel Olesiejuk November 28, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for Key challenges in Agile implementations Agile methodology was supposed to be a solution to solve all of our problems. But it looks like it’s not. Some issues appear when companies start to implement Agile in their organizations. A research has been done on seventeen companies using Agile methodology (People over processes: Key people challenges in Agile Development). Authors chose nine [...]
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Three pillars of Unit Tests

by Pawel Olesiejuk October 6, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for Three pillars of Unit Tests Ok, now we know what TDD is all about and how to do TDD. Really? Well, no. In fact we only know how TDD works, but TDD is about writing tests (to be more precise – unit tests). What should our tests look like? Here it comes…
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Red, green, refactor cycle – smallest TDD iteration

by Pawel Olesiejuk September 13, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for Red, green, refactor cycle – smallest TDD iteration As I wrote before, TDD is a methodology. It requires a set of disciplines, and one of them is ‘red, green, refactor’. It is about writing test first, make it pass and then refactor the code. Sounds crazy? Let’s take a closer look.
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What does TDD mean?

by Pawel Olesiejuk August 29, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for What does TDD mean? Test Driven Development (TDD) is not about writing tests. Writing tests is writing tests, period. TDD is more than that, it’s a methodology.  It has started as a part of the agile methodology invented by Ken Beck called eXtreme Programming (we recommend Kent Beck’s book “Extreme Programming Explained”). The main idea of TDD is to [...]
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