Darcs in Hudson/Jenkins CI
15. February 2011
At work we’re using heavily the DVCS Darcs. Beyond dispute Darcs is in my opinion a good and suitable workhorse. Ok, it’s not that hip like Git is. But the biggest drawback is the lack of integration in other tools like IDEs, issue trackers, build tools etc. There is also no SCM integration for Hudson/Jenkins continuous integration server, which we’re using at work, too. Long time I were complaining about this bad integration like others, too.…more
Good Thinking – Good Products
9. April 2010
The Toyota Way has two main pillars: continuous improvement and respect for people. Respect is necessary to work with people. By “people” we mean employees, supply partners, and customers. … We don’t mean just the end customer; on the assembly line the person at the next workstation is also your customer. That leads to teamwork. If you adopt that principle, you’ll also keep analyzing what you do in order to see if you’re doing things perfectly, so you’re not troubling your customer.…more
Unit Test Your Cocoa Application with GHUnit
21. March 2010
In the last years I have good experiences with Unit testing. It gives you more safety that your software meets your behavioral requirements. So I searched for some frameworks to make tests for my Cocoa application. I found GHUnit. A project started by Gabriel Handford. The source is available on GitHub.
Recommended Books for learning Objective-C and Cocoa
20. March 2010
Since some time I keep busy with learning Objective-C to program on my Mac. There are several good resources in the web. But I like to read books. So I find a very good book to learn the concepts ob Objective-C. It’s Programming in Objective-C from Stephen G. Kocham. If you go further with programming on a Mac you will reach something called Cocoa (pronounced [ko:ko:]). It’s some thing like a rich framework (in deed there are several) which makes it easy to you to program nice (desktop) applications.…more
Nice Objective-C 2.0 Tutorial
19. March 2010
Scott Stevenson posted a nice tutorial about new Features in Objective-C 2.0 in Mac OS: A Quick Objective-C 2.0 Tutorial and A Quick Objective-C 2.0 Tutorial: Part II.
Failure Modes in Scrum
18. March 2010
Nice speak from Jens Østergaard about failure modes in Scrum. What failures can happen and how to fix them.