Archive for October, 2009

GoodReads – what I’ve read recently

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Inspired by my colleaque’s post about best books on web development, I decided to share my list of books about software development on general. I found a good web site for sharing books and reviews, GoodReads. I’ve shared the most interesting books from past few years. Books vary from programming to designing, from project management to team leading, from methodologies to practises. As I believe, that over-specialization kills productivity, I like to have a broad understanding to the craft.

Here’s my list:

Visual Studio 2010 editions

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Now that Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 is out, some new information about the packaging of the product is also revealed. Gone is the old jumble of nearly dozen different flavors. Now everything comes in three different products: Visual Studio Professional, Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate. (more…)

Day one at Scanagile

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Here are some highlights from the first day in Scan-Agile conference.


Agile assists, Scrum saves, testing turns profit – or do they?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

AKVA club of HETKY organized a seminar about agile, scrum and testing. It was a two-day cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm and back and there were many speakers from different backgrounds. There was a common (though unplanned) theme – doing agile is not easy. (more…)

What customers expect from their IT-partner?

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

A while ago I attended an evening organized by Tietotoviikko. They had a few presentations and an ending panel discussion having members from both client and supplier side and also a researcher.
The topics of discussion were IT-suppliers ability to keep their promises, customers’ expectations towards their suppliers and what makes real partnership.