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  • Software Developmers: prototype of future knowledge workers?
    Software developers are able to create new tools for machines which allow them to change the way they do knowledge work. Lets be clear: Unlike other knowledge workers software developers have the ability to create new tools which can change their work. Software developers have early, if not first, access to tools which benefit knowledge work. One might also add that people working with technology welcome and embrace new tools and technologies (on the whole) so the barriers for technology change are lower. Our tools changed which allowed - even forced?
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  • The Prototype of Future Knowledge Workers
    The key difference between software knowledge workers and the others is that other knowledge workers can only use the tools that exist. If a tool doesn’t exist, they can’t use it. Conversely, software developers have the means to create any tool they can imagine. This doesn’t mean that non-programmers can’t invent electronic tools. Others can invent tools, but for programmers the barriers between imagining a tool and creating the tool are far lower. Lower barriers mean that programmers create many more tools than other types of worker.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Trackable Entities – Now with Repository and Unit of Work
    The way I try to help developers is with good tooling, documentation and samples. On the tooling side, I have incorporated multi-project Visual Studio templates into a VSIX installer that includes all the necessary NuGet packages. However, much of the repetitive boilerplate code is generated by the template, providing a greater degree of developer productivity, while serving as a learning tool on best practices for implementing these design patterns. 'When I released v1.0 Selecting this template will create a Visual Studio 2013 solution with 6 projects: ConsoleClient.
    DevelopMentor Courses - Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Manual testing sinful?
    Because these systems are marketed and sold as “no programming required” to offer automated test tools would expose the lie. 'One of the asides I made in “ Programmers without TDD will be unemployable ” which caused a bit of outrage in the testing community was my comment “Manual testing is a sin.” While I have been unfair to many testers, and somewhat simplistic, I still stand by the statement. Let me expand on why I still stand by the comment and why I am wrong. It is all a question of context. Look at the full line the quote appeared in: “Unit testing will be overwhelmingly automated.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Sunday, February 16, 2014
  • Android and iOS Development with Simple MVVM Toolkit? Yes you can!
    You can get it right from within Visual Studio 2013 , by selecting Tools, Extensions and Updates, clicking the Online tab, and searching for simplemvvm. 'Note: This is Part 1 of a three part series. This post deals with iOS development. Part 2 will delve into Android development, and Part 3 will discuss how to create a Simple Mvvm Portable Library with code that can be shared across multiple UI platforms (both Microsoft and non-Microsoft). Like anything in life, it comes down to a matter of preference and personal taste. That is, until now. in a virtual machine on it using Parallels.
    DevelopMentor Courses - Thursday, February 6, 2014
  • Programmers without TDD will be unemployable by 2022 (a prediction)
    Broadly speaking the same skills and similar tools are involved although there are significant differences, i.e. if you don’t have the ability to do TDD you can’t do BDD, but there is more to BDD than to TDD. Finally, debuggers are going to be less important, good use of TDD removes most of the need for a debugger (thats where the time comes from), which means IDEs will be less important, which means the developers tool market is going to change 'New year is traditionally the time of predictions, and several of the blogs I read have been engaging in predictions (e.g.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, January 7, 2014
  • Part 2: Visual Studio and IDEs in Python for.NET Developers Series
    VIsual Studio Tools for Python:  [link] Filed under: Python Tagged: ASP.NET , Python , Screencasts. 'This post is part 2 of my many-part series entitled  Python for.NET Developers. View the entire series  here. This video explores choosing an IDE for Python development, especially one that will make.NET developers comfortable. What the video and visit the links below to get started. Links: PyCharm:  [link]. Python ASP.NET Screencasts
    Michael C. Kennedy's Weblog - Friday, January 3, 2014
  • Agile and the Demand Curve
    But, the key point is: Few of the Agile tools work directly on the demand curve. The current Agile tool set (e.g. These tools operate with the demand as presented. Sure there can be feedback from the tools and Agile deliveries but feedback is often absent. If the current Agile toolset cannot address the underlying demand we need new tools. We might choose to add those tools to the thing we call Agile or we might choose to put them in another category. Personally I believe many of those tools do exist but they exist outside the Agile space.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Monday, December 23, 2013
  • The bad Agile demand curve
    If the team don’t deliver on (often unreasonable) expectations “Agile” becomes another tool with which to beat the team. On my graphing tool the purpose area takes up 45 grid squares and the blue 46. 'In explaining the Agile Demand curve I told a good news story in the previous entry. This time I want to tell a bad news story. This is every classical Project Managers’ fear about Agile, its story we don’t tell often but it can happen. Once I’ve told this story we can proceed to the proper analysis of the Agile Demand curve. There are some loose “Story things.” As it happens yes.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Monday, December 23, 2013
  • Allan Kelly: Software demand curve
    'Returning to my series of posts applying the tools of economics to software development - Supply & Demand in software development , Software supply over time and Software supply & demand - this time its Agile - it is time to turn our attention to the demand curve. First a reminder of how things start. First I need to explain why I believe there is so much demand for software and why I believe the curve is inelastic, i.e. why a higher price doesn’t reduce demand very much. It is important to remember in all this discussion that software is a derived demand.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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