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Seven Reasons to Love Duck Angular

Duck Angular A team I’m working with saw a gap when they were testing AngularJS apps: Functional regression, while necessary, didn’t provide fast enough feedback. Using unit testing techniques they could obviously test the JavaScript functions behind their Angular controllers, but that didn’t help them assert that bindings were correct or that directives actually manipulated … Continue reading


The Next Wave

The Current Wave JavaScript was the “Next Wave” maybe two years ago. JavaScript is in your database. JavaScript is on the server. JavaScript is on the client. JavaScript is in your network transport. JavaScript is in your lisp. JavaScript is testable. The Next Wave I think the next wave is something functional, probably Clojure, for … Continue reading


Organizational Risk: Building Trust

In my last post, talking about Organizational Risk, I advocated for a meeting once per iteration with members of different departments to reduce the kinds of project throughput risks that can stem from an dev team practicing agile working within a larger waterfall oriented organization. What might a meeting like this look like? Infrastructure & … Continue reading


Organizational Risk

Transforming an organization is a difficult business. One common pattern is the development team takes up the charge, practicing scrum and XP techniques. However, they may find their agile team working with a waterfall oriented Enterprise Architecture and Web Operations department. There’s an impedance mis-match here that can result in risk to your project, particularly … Continue reading