I was reminded on a trip to my brother’s house recently how amazing his wife is. When she first entered the family, she started a tradition that has somehow changed our culture. See, she has a passion for giving. Whether handmade, store bought or small and thoughtful, she started welcoming guests with little baskets of […]
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In my post regarding the incredible value of the retrospective in the Agile/Scrum methodology, the point was raised of how this can really be possible. Many a manager and scrum master has told me of how haphazard and disjointed the communication surrounding process improvement can be. If I’m being completely transparent, I have many sprints […]
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Many companies, including my own, develop their own culture by taking a little of this and that to form together what works for them. Giving employees the opportunity to survey and contribute what they feel works can be incredibly empowering. When leadership acts on those suggestions, there is even more pep in all our steps. […]
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Even though my kids and co-workers must think otherwise, I am not a giant fan of meetings. Rather, I’m not a fan of needless meetings. Lately, the meeting I have been trying to focus on is backlog grooming. When we begin a new project for a customer, everyone loves coming to the meetings involving creative […]
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I wasn’t sure how to take this Business Insider piece about concerns over how iOS 7 was going to break all my apps at first. What most likely happened is someone at uTest saw this as a great marketing opportunity, and the folks at BI gladly responded.
What concerns me is the intended panic the headline intends to create.
Rest assures, iOS users, the developers behind your favorite apps have been working hard to upgrade their code to be compliant with the coming update September 18. The customers at uTest probably encountered frustration a month or so ago and have most likely fixed the issue.
Apple did not leave its users high and dry with the update from 6 to 7. Even though I don’t work there I am confident they are not in the business of doing so.
I am excited to see all of the new UI enhancements with all of my favorite apps next week. One thing is for sure, iOS 7 will do a good job of weeding out the bad apps from our home screens. The ones that didn’t utilize forward compatibility or put in the time to refactor probably weren’t worth my time to begin with.
Blog Post: Don’t Let iOS 7 Scare You
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kyletibbitts: The ascendancy of libertarianism in Silicon Valley The average American looks to the West and assumes that Northern California is populated by roving packs of Prius-driving, weed-farming, granola-eating, deodorant-despising, left-wing Marxists. For certain pockets of the Bay Area—Berkeley comes to mind—this is probably a fairly accurate description. But when it comes to Silicon Valley […]
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Think back to the last app you downloaded to your mobile device. A sale, tweet or mention in the App Store probably drew you to its features. The time to wait isn’t what it used to be, but those moments are spent anticipating how cool the new experience will be. Once the moment comes to […]
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Well, that was depressing. Not the phones themselves. I could easily see my wife enjoying one of the iPhone 5Cs with a complimentary cheese grater case. She does not care much about anything other than camera, and a cheaper price would be right up her alley. What many seem to keep discounting with these “S” […]
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Much like XP and Agile, there is a disparity of information involved with describing what exactly people mean when they say their shop is “lean”. While the definition itself may be simple to pass along to the uninitiated, beginning the process can be a huge mess of confusion. Lean is self-descriptive, but not indicative of […]
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