Agile

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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The 7 ground rules of communication to became a good Manager

by Maciej Greń January 26, 2012 Management
As a Manager you have to cope with people. This is your daily bread. The way you communicate with others can be a key to either your success or failure. People tend to block themselves, refuse to cooperate when their Manager talks to them in a wrong way. A good Manager has to understand a [...]
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How Personas can help you clear the fog

by Peter Horsten January 19, 2012 Best practices
Thumbnail image for How Personas can help you clear the fog Just imagine yourself taking part in a lively discussion at some birthday party. Everybody is telling great stories about recent holidays. We ask some polite questions and at least pretend to share the same excitement. What’s wrong with it? Honestly, may not be much as long as everybody likes it. But this shouldn’t happen when [...]
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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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Managing software projects interactively using scrum

by Peter Horsten November 30, 2011 Best practices
Thumbnail image for Managing software projects interactively using scrum Too many software projects are not (fully) successful. Depending on the research source used, you will find that 30 up to 70% of the IT projects fail to some extend. In most cases this is due to the (project) management approach. Clients want to know what they get for a fixed budget. But we all [...]
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Proudly reviewing 5 Goyello years

by Peter Horsten November 29, 2011 Management
Thumbnail image for Proudly reviewing 5 Goyello years November 29, 2006 we almost missed our plane to Gdansk. Because of the traffic jams and the very fact that Cologne/Bonn Airport appeared to be a bit further than we’ve thought, we arrived just in time to board the plane. Fortunately, my business partner Arie managed to convince the guy at the check-in desk that [...]
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