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    Beyond Agile Estimation Part I: Measuring Key Data Points

    During the recent conference season, I did a lot of presentations about Agile Estimation based on my Pluralsight course of the same name. At the end of the sessions I showed an Excel spreadsheet that shows how to take the concept of Agile Estimation one step further by measuring what actually happened and using that as part of your estimation.  I am assuming that you know something about Agile Estimation, however, at BarCamp Hong Kong, I got a request to further explain this spreadsheet in a blog post. As promised, here it is.   Let’s take a look at the spreadsheet after your first iteration (Sprint 1). Let’s assume...
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    Join RadControls for Metro online launch. Win a Windows 8 Surface tablet or a Telerik license.

    Windows 8 brings up new opportunities for businesses and opens up new horizons for developers. Targeting enterprise and consumer apps, driving convergence between the tablet and PC market, Windows 8 is an opportunity to greatly extend the reach of your apps. Whether you are planning to build line of business apps or apps for the Windows store you surely need tools to make you more productive and to help you achieve more with less.   Join RadControls for Metro online launch to get to know the first 3rd party UI suite for building Windows 8 apps. What’s more, you’ll get a chance to...
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    Hardware is the New Software

    I’m a software guy. While I am more than comfortable rooting and flashing a custom ROM onto my wife’s Galaxy S III, I need help setting up a printer. Lucky for me, my career’s arc also coincided with the rise of software. Back when I graduated university oh so many moons ago, software was literally rocket science. I entered the industry at the cusp of the transition from the mainframe/minicomputer eras to the client/server era. When I started coding at a Wall Street firm in the early 1990s, software was controlled by “men in white coats” in the mainframe room. I use to send jobs to CICS via...
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    Awesome! It took seconds to install and update all of my Telerik DevTools from the new Control Panel

    “Words cannot describe the feelings I have for the new Control Panel. I don't have to recall what version I downloaded last time, and what I have installed. This will save countless hours. Thank you Telerik! Home Run!!!” Tommy Wells, via the Telerik Support System The new Telerik Control Panel allows you to quickly install and update all of your Developer Tools from a single application. It was revealed with Telerik’s Q2 DevTools release, and if you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time. The Control Panel will guide you through the update process of the products you already have...
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    Ten Years of the Imagine Cup

    The Imagine Cup is a worldwide software design student competition sponsored by Microsoft. Students are given a theme at the beginning of the school year and form teams in their university to build a project that is they can bring to market. The competition is about business viability as much as using the latest super cool technology. So students have to be the right blend of entrepreneur and geek. The competition has students compete in regional competitions and then have to win the right to represent their country in the worldwide finals. Last year the winner was “Team Hermes” from Ireland and they went on to start a business...