Introduction to TFS 2010 Training Kit is Released!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This morning we received some good news:  Microsoft has released the TFS 2010 training kit that Assaf and I co-authored.  Happy days! You’ve probably heard of TFS and in particular of TFS 2010, the latest released version.  It’s a powerful tool packed with features – but where do you begin?  The Training Kit is designed to help you understand what TFS 2010 can do for your organization and software process.  It applies to all members of the team – developers, testers, business people and of course, managers. So if you thought TFS 2010 was just the next...

New Tool for Visual Dashboards Available on CodePlex

Saturday, May 28, 2011

One of the hallmarks of a good development organization is the free and unobstructed flow of information.  It is therefore not surprising that many such organizations choose to expose up-to-the-minute project information to all employees using some form of visual dashboard in a public gathering place.  For example, last week I was present in a presentation where HP Software employees showed some screenshots of their appropriately-named ‘Kitchen Portal’, which shows iteration data such as number of bugs as well as other interesting statistics. If you have TFS (preferably version 2010 – but 2008 is also good), then...
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Back in Business – With a Twist!

Wow, it’s been a almost a year since I last posted…  Lots of things have happened in that time!  In particular, I’ve changed positions inside of Sela, from development consulting to ALM.  This means that I get to work alongside such talented people as Shai Raiten, Assaf Stone, Baruch Frei and Oshry Horn. As a developer, I’ve always been one of those people who was interested in the means just as much as in the end product – I can’t remember how many times I've talked about unit tests, branch plans, pair programming, etc., etc.  Fortunately, I was...
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