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Ship It is a collection of tips A Practical PDF #9734 that show the tools and techniues a successful project team has to use and how to use them well You'll get uick easy to follow advice on modern practices which to use and when they should be applied This book avoids current fashion trends and marketing hype instead readers find page after page of solid advice all tried and tested in the real worldAimed at beginning to intermediate programmers Ship It will show youWhich tools help and which don't Ship it eBook I like Am I doing this right parts the most They help us to check some uestions if we re on the right path The cost of adding a feature isn t just the time it takes to code it The cost also includes the addition of an obstacle to future expansion the trick is to pick the features that don t fight each other Tools and Infrastructure1 Develop in a SandboxEvery dev has their own sandbox to play in without disturbing other devs It applies to all resources source code database instances web services on which you depand and so onDev PCs Repository Build Machine Released Product2 Manage AssetsSource code management system or version control With a properly set up SCM system you can Rolled back Handle conflicts Track multiple versions of your software Record which files are changed Retrieve a snapshot3 Script your buildAt a minimum use a batch file or shell script to perform the buildIf you re using your manual build system properly you will be able to build your entire product With one command From your Source Code Management system SCM On any team member s workstation With no external environmental reuirements such as specific network drives4 Build automaticallyContinuous Integration You need to have tests in the system After all no one cares if it compiles if it doesn t runYou also need to turn on the notifications it make attention to the system when it is broken5 Track IssuesYou need to know the following What version of the product has the issue Which customer encountered the issue How severe is it Was the problem reproduced in house and by whom so they can help you if you re unable to reproduce the problem What was the customer s environment operating system database In what version of your product did the issue first occur In what version of your product was it fixed Who fixed it Who verified the fix6 Track FeaturesKeep a unified list of your feature reuests Prioritize them and keep a basic estimate of the time involved to investigate or add the feature7 Use a testing harnessA testing harness is the tool or software toolkit you use to create and run your tests If your tests aren t automated then you can t run them with a scriptUnless you want everyone on your team solving the same problems over and over constantly reinventing the wheel you should have a common framework everyone can use8 On Choosing ToolsUse the best tool for the job Use open formats to integrate tools9 When not to ExperimentOnly experience can tell you about a given technology s shortcomings Pragmatic project techniues The List must adhere to a number of rulesPublicly availablePrioritizedOn a time lineLivingMeasurableTargeted The tech lead a person to be the interface between the development team and management The responsibilities of the Teach LeadSet direction for team membersManage the project s feature listAssign priorities to each featureInsulate the team from external distractions Daily meetings meet freuently with your entire team and let everyone share what they are doing How to get startedBe sure everyone knows the format which uestions you want answeredEveryone must answer the uestions There are no passes and no exceptionsAt first be lenient on the time restriction A lot of new information is exchanged in the beginning so you must allow communication to flow freelyHold your meetings at the same time and in the same place every day Make daily meetings a habit not a chore to keep track ofPost topics that are discussed during daily meetings on a web page or plogPick a person to start the meeting and then move clockwise through the group Our daily meetings last too long What do we do Draw team members away from the details of the fix and try to just get the summary For example instead of presenting a low level detailed analysis of the problem the debugging cycle and the final solytion just say We had an issue with the cache not getting updating with the altered data It is now fixed and checked inYou can also ask team members to write down what they intend to share It will help them organize their thoughts before the meeting thus avoiding the rambling report that lasts for five minutesAnother potential problem is having too many people in the group In this scenario find a way to split the daily meetings into smaller groups when possible Put team members working in the same areas into the same meetings Be sure to have at least one or two people overlap so that relevant information can be passed along Code reviews iif a week goes by without a code review you ve allowed a lot of time for serious problems to creep into your code Small amount of code reviewedOne or two reviewers Firstly 1 senior 1 junior Don t need senior after 1 monthHappen freuentlyDon t publish code without a review Code change notificationsEmail and publish notificationsList the reviewer s nameList purpose of the code change or additionInclude the diff or file itself size permitting Burn rate a term that describes how much money it costs to operate the company including salaries rent electricity benefits Assume that each dev costs 100 an hour That means if you have 10 people on your team the ballpark burn rate is 1000 an hour 8000 a day and 40000 a week The next time you have a meeting that starts 10 minutes late or everyone hears about Fred s vacation for thirty minutes calculate the cost Rememer that this example ignores the cost of lost opportunities during the wasted time Bus number is the number of developers you d have to lose to disable your project key peopleTracer Bullet Development TBD automatically raises your bus number When team members from adjacent layers work together to define their shared interfaces they are sharing knowledge about each layer s operations How to get started with TBDDefine your system objectsDefine the interfaces between themWrite the interface stubsMake the stubs talk with each otherFill in the stubs with functional code

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Ship it! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects

Help you get started Ship It begins by introducing the common technical infrastructure that every project needs to get the job done Readers can choose from a variety of recommended technologies according to their skills and budgets The next sections outline the necessary steps to get software out the door reliably using well accepted easy to adopt best of breed practices that really workFinally and most importantly Ship It presents common problems that teams face then offers real world advice on how to solve them This book contains short guide and many extremely practical advises I do think that some of them should be substituted with newer list of CI systems and etc BUT advises themselves not outdated at all I highly recommend to read this book for people who has legacy code to work with or projects that are in the stale state

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#202 How to keep a project moving Approaches to scheduling that work How to build developers as well as product What's normal on a project and what's not How to manage managers end users and sponsors Danger signs and how to fix them Few of the ideas presented here are controversial or extreme most experienced programmers will agree that this stuff works Yet to percent of all project teams in the US aren't able to use even these simple well accepted practices effectively This book will it A Practical PDFEPUB #189 Practical handbook that help team to move from dark side to light and become a jedi Most important thing is sharing authors expirience that based on a work in different companies with different sizes After you have read this book you will understand not only the weak points of your development organization process but can change situation in the right direction


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    I saw Jared Richardson speak He's a great speaker but he seemed to indicate that scrum wasn't really such a solid winner in the agile methodology space when the book was written This is apparent as he seems to take some ideas from scrum when I would personally prefer to just do scrumHe does a good job of tying together s

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    Ship ItBy Jared Richardson and William Gwaltney JrCopyright 2007Reviewed January 2008 by Anthony DeLucaI originally perceived Ship I