Here’s some of the stuff on the web that I stumbled across this past week:
I think Waterfall has a tendency to be propped up as this mythical approach of the past that no sane person would follow anymore, when the truth is that plenty of so-called Agile shops fall into the same trap that we fall in all the time, which is to bundle too much shit together in such a way that it can’t be shipped as independent pieces. The result being long, annoying development processes where it doesn’t take one to two weeks to ship something. It takes a month or more or what have you.
The answer is neither one or the other. It’s sort of a constant struggle between the two. There’s not a hard delineation either between what is Waterfall and what is Agile. They’ve sort of become these, in some ways, cartoon incarnations of themselves. The truth is it’s a lot more gray.
(via Signal versus Noise)
Here’s my weekly round up of some of my favorite articles from around the web. Good stuff this week…
For the past couple of months, 8BIT has been migrating source control over to Codebase and Deploy. I’m a big fan of both of these applications.