, of iDIA Computing, LLC (http://www.idiacomputing.com
), is a software development consultant and coach, currently working at Wells Fargo Corporate Trust in Columbia, Maryland. I'm also a sailor and the maintainer of the Alberg 30 website, http://www.alberg30.org/
(The Alberg 30 is a particular type of sailboat).
I've added an instance of MoinMoin
to that site. See http://www.alberg30.org/collaborate/
I've started a blog/wiki at http://idiacomputing.com/moin/
where I can add thoughts as they come to me.
I'm interested in ExtremeProgramming
. Anyone else in the Baltimore/Annapolis/Columbia Maryland area? See AgileMaryland
to find the rest of us. WashingtonDcAreaXpUsersGroup
is another nearby alternative.
I liked the way RobertCecilMartin
inserted little bits of ExtremeProgramming
into his Advanced Object Oriented Design sessions at SD2000. It's clear to me that you can start practicing some of these good techniques without selling management on the entire ExtremeProgramming
concept. BTW, Robert, every session I attended at SD2000 was good, but yours was particularly excellent. Thanks!
I'm also very impressed with KentBeck
's definition of SimpleDesign
, presented on XpSimplicityRules
I often start out with the RecentChanges
(or, now http://c2.com/cgi/RecentChanges?days=1
) page. Maybe I should also keep an eye on the EjbRoadmap
. I've used both handbuild MockObject
s and EasyMock
, but as time progresses, I find I use them less and less. Mostly I use mocks at the system boundaries.
I've started a page of SoftwareDevelopmentGuideline
s to pull together those rules that aren't formal principles, but are good heuristics that will save your butt more often than not.
I frequently have to remember how to re-energize my UserName
and the details of SimulatingQuoteBlocks
. Sometimes I can't remember that http://c2.com/wiki/history/
is the recent wiki history. WikiWikiWebNews
provides commentary on current events.
Sometimes I help with the cleanup, deleting older entries in http://c2.com/cgi/shorts.cgi
or useless http://c2.com/cgi/orphanWikiPages