Monthly Archives: November 2005

XP and acceptance tests

Sam Gentile talks about the value of FIT as a conversation between developers and customers to elicit business requirements. One of the things I found early on in XP was the importance of the customer defining acceptance tests. In waterfall methodologies … Continue reading

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Things to try asking encarta

"What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything"   Go on you know you want to.   🙂

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Encarta in MSN messenger

This has to be one of the coolest ideas that I have seen for a while – Encarta via MSN messenger. Eileen Brown has the details on how to sign up to make Encarta a messenger contact. You will need … Continue reading

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London .NET User Group: December 7th Visual Studio Launch

On December 7th we will be holding our Visual Studio launch. As this will be our last meeting of the year it will also be our Xmas party, so you get two celebrations for the price of one.   We … Continue reading

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London .NET user group November 30th reminder

Just a quick reminder to everyone who has already signed up that tomorrow night we have Matt Deacon from Microsoft talking about Enterprise Architectural Design Patterns and Modelling Connected Systems. If you are not already on our list for this … Continue reading

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Microsoft does listen

I am somewhat late to the party on this one, but because I wrote about Microsoft giving bad advice on TDD on MSDN, I should report that Sam Gentile points out that the offending article has been removed, and Ron Jeffries … Continue reading

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EMI just give it up

EMI has put out Kate Bush’s new album Arial on Napster, but not on iTunes where all we have are a couple of tracks.   OK mock my musical taste now, then we can get back to the rest of … Continue reading

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