Scrum Is Not About Tools

Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org. A frequent question on the internal email groups around here is, “My team is going to start using Scrum and we need to find a good Scrum tool to use for tracking everything.  What tool should we use?” …

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Misadventures in Legacy Code

Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org. Last week I gave a talk titled “Misadventures in Legacy Code” to the South Sound .Net User’s Group, which is the oldest .Net user’s group in the world, having been started during the days of the 1.0 beta. …

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The Number of Classes Is Not A Good Measure Of Complexity

Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org. Must . . . Resist . . . New Class . . . For some reason, most developers (me included) have this idea that the number of classes in your code base strongly indicates the complexity of your…

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Legacy applications are like zombies

Update: this blog is no longer active. For new posts and RSS subscriptions, please go to http://saintgimp.org. I should have posted this before Halloween when I was first thinking about it, but hey, better late than never.  Here’s what I wrote on Twitter: There are 76 different VS projects in this crazy thing I’ve inherited….

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