LiquiBase-ifying your Grails Application

December 23, 2008 | by Lorill
At 2Paths we’ve got some pretty good processes in place: we practice agile software development and scrum, have all our projects set up in Continuous Integration. We try to do test-driven development where at all possible. One area that has slipped through the cracks though is database change management. What company hasn’t run into the [...]
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It’s about common sense

December 10, 2008 | by Geoff
Last month I attended a ScrumMaster course given by Ken Schwaber, one of the founders of Scrum. Ken is a reasonably unassuming man with a casual demeanour and the uncanny ability to help people shoot themselves in the foot by dragging them head first into self awareness of their own roadblocks and limitations in their [...]
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Can Database Refactoring be Agile?

November 11, 2008 | by Lorill
I was fortunate enough to partially attend the Much Ado About Agile Conference held recently in Vancouver, and was immediately drawn to the session “Database Development in Agile World” led by Marc Munro. This was a very timely session as we have recently begun a project that involves refactoring a legacy database and developing a [...]
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Using Spring themes to override resource bundle messages

October 17, 2008 | by Geoff
We use Spring quite a bit. In one project we use Spring MVC (I won’t get into a rant about whether that’s a good thing or not) and rightly or wrongly we use Spring themes within our UI. Yes I know JSP based UIs are so last century but sometimes if the shoe fits … One [...]
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Scrum 101

October 7, 2008 | by Lorill
I’m known as the ScrumMistress around the office, but as of the end of August I’ve actually officially earned the name. I attended a ScrumMaster course put on by the Software Productivity Center & Winnow Management and am now a certified ScrumMaster. Scrum is an iterative, incremental, Agile process for developing any product or managing any [...]
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