Entries tagged agile

Thoughts on User Stories vs. Use Cases

Both Use Cases and User Stories have been around for a while. User Stories originated with the advent of the Extreme Programming (XP) movement in the 1990’s and are a key component of most Agile development methods. Use Cases were invented by Ivar Jacobson when he worked at Ericsson in the late 60’s as a way to specify functional requirements and eventually found a home as a requirements technique in the Rational Unified Process (RUP).

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Point of Sale Middleware, Delivered.

The Jonah Group recently completed a successful project for Advantex Marketing International, a specialist in the marketing services industry, managing white-labelled rewards accelerator programs for major affinity groups. Advantex procured a point-of-sale application to collect financial and loyalty card swipe event information, and asked Jonah to write a secure web …

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Agile Development and the Mona Lisa

Agile Software Development means different things to different people, but have you ever asked yourself why you are trying do agile, or what are the implications of practicing agile?. Many never do, finding it instead easier to simply try to follow the tenets, or worse, simply advertise that "we do ...

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From Object to Context Orientation – The Evolution of Software Engineering

Software development has undergone many recent changes, such as agile processes, domain specific languages, SOA and semantic web. We seem to have encountered a paradigm shift that expresses the discontent with a centralized perfect world, and embraces a world of variety and distribution. The discontent is related to the ontological principle that describes how an object is related to the world.

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