Dec 22

My links of the week – December 22, 2013


Here are the most interesting links I read or viewed during the past week.

  • Software Development:
    • Allen Holub’s OO as a Prerequisite to Agile discusses the need to have a model based approach to be successful implementing Agile, the benefits of using such an approach and some of the pitfalls that may result otherwise.
    • Mark Levison’s A Tale of Two Daily Scrums reminds of the Daily Scrum’s goals and the need for it not being a simple checklist, but being about team collaboration. It includes links to several other interesting articles on the daily scrum.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays.


Dec 01

My links of the week – December 1, 2013


Here are my chosen links for this week, covering SQL Server (with an emphasis on SQL Server 2014), web development, software development and big data.

  • Web Design and Development:
    • Victor Savkin’s Contrasting Backbone and Angular is an interesting article that compares how regular web development tasks can be achieved with the Backbone,js and Angular JS Javascript frameworks.
    • Steven Bradley’s Mobile Up, Widescreen Down, or Somewhere In-Between? compares the mobile up and widescreen down approaches, when designing a responsive website and provides advice on which to use considering the designer’s experience.
    • Rob Dodson’s A Guide to Web Components addresses Web Components, a set of web standards with the goal of allowing the bundling of markup and styles into custom HTML elements, that fully encapsulate the HTML and CSS. An excellent read.
    • Mike Wasson’s Single-Page Applications: Build Modern, Responsive Web Apps with ASP.NET shows how to build a Single Page Application (SPA) using Visual Studio 2013 and the ASP.NET Web API, while using Knockout.js and Ember.js for the front-end. 

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading.