Always Be Releasing

In reviewing older posts, I came across this little gem that had never been posted but is always particularly relevant to development today. http://intridea.com/posts/always-be-releasing It’s a short post but hits on a key point for developers and anyone involved in a project that seems to be going on and on: I burn out when I’m not releasing. One of my clients recently started trying some agile practices like iterative development. After doing three three-week iterations, the testing team felt like they needed more opportunity to test within those periods, so we switched to one-week iterations. Ouch — that’s tight and …

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Developers, not programmers

At AKSEL, we value developers. If we wanted people to write code, we can outsource that. Our people wear multiple hats – when a customer hires an AKSEL consultant, you can be sure that they can step in wherever needed and do whatever it takes to ensure the project succeeds. To that end, our developers , be they on contract or full time, should be able to fully understand and assist with: * Spec documents * Configuration management * Code reviews * Testing * Automated tests * Documentation * Solving tough customer problems  The developer has a much larger perspective and an ability to see the bigger …

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