Web Testing for .NET Teams: WatiN or Watir?

I’ve noticed a pattern with several of my .NET clients who want to get into automated acceptance testing for web applications. They like the idea of WatiN because it would let them write tests in the same language as their production code. But then they notice that there’s much more documentation and apparently a

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Denver APLN Meeting Next Tuesday (Jan 20)

Denver’s new APLN chapter is having our first proper (i.e. non-planning) meeting next Tuesday.

Date: January 20, 2009
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Sigis Cabaret room in the Tivoli Student Center on the Auraria Campus

Our topic will be an open discussion on how to convince management that agile is the proper approach

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Follow me on Twitter

I’ve decided to experiment with Twitter as a way to post more often than the once or twice a week I do here and to engage in conversations I’m otherwise missing. Follow me here: http://twitter.com/rslawrence.

Anyone else on Twitter? Have you found it

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Short Answers #2: What to Focus on in 2009

It’s officially a series now. In this Short Answers video, I answer the question, “If my Scrum team could work on one thing in 2009, what should it

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New Benjamin Zander Video – “How Fascinating!”

There’s a new Benjamin Zander video over at the Pop!Tech conference website. There’s some overlap with the video from TED I posted back in June—most of the content in each video expands on the ideas in The Art of Possibility. Nonetheless, this video is well worth watching even if you’ve seen the few

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UI Sketches for Distributed Teams

In the same way that user stories help focus a software team’s work around business value, starting construction of a user story with the UI keeps focus on the core user experience through which that business value is received. Early in my career I’d make the most beautiful Photoshop UI mockups I could. I thought

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Short Answers #1: When Stories Are Larger Than Planned

I’m experimenting with video for what is likely become a new series here. In these “Short Answers” posts, I’ll answer an agile question in about a minute. Use the comments to suggest questions you’d like to see in future Short Answers.

In this post, I answer the question, “What should I do when I

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Are the Product Owner and ScrumMaster’s Interests Opposed?

The Chief Engineer role in the Toyota Product Development System combines parts of the Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and senior technical team member roles from Scrum. In addition to leading the technical design of a new product and facilitating the work of the other engineers, the CE must deeply understand and care about what the customer

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