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Agile in FDA Regulated Medical Software – Partnering

This may be generic advice, but it might not be a familiar concept for those in IT working within a large organization doing validated software: Once you adopt the practices described in my previous blogs about regulated software, you will find that you aren’t working alone anymore. The tight feedback cycles allow you to regularly check-in with the business and involve them in building the software. Once this h
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Agile in FDA Regulated Medical Software – Its Not What You Wear. Its How You Wear It.

Its not what you wear. Its how you wear it. I have to thank Tavi Scandiff-Pirvu for coining this expression as it relates to regulated software development. As long as you use industry standard methods, the FDA allows you to determine the rules that you are going to follow. If you want to have 15 exhaustive steps in order to build each piece of functionality the FDA will say, “Go do it. Just document each step
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Review: Succeeding with Agile

In Succeeding with Agile, Mike Cohn gives organizations a handbook for how to succeed using Agile practices and principals. If you are picking up this book, keep in mind that he assumes you have some experience with Agile before you begin. He starts the book by presenting some agile adoption patterns then discusses how and why those patterns are resisted by individuals within the organization. Next he spends a number
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Getting a team over the fear of daily scrums

If my previous post about the value of agile meetings over traditional status meetings got you interested, I want to share a common pattern of behavior I often see from teams trying scrums for the first time. Hopefully you can avoid these and save yourself some time. For new teams to Agile the statuses given in scrums are generally … well … lies. “Yep, on time. No obstacles.” I was once told by a colleague that, “You
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GWTQuery – JQuery-like Syntax in GWT

Many times open source projects are mute — they have insufficient documentation. Good technical blogs can function as a sort of ad-hoc documentation. That’s what I’ve tried to do, most recently with my series of posts on GWT and OpenSocial. Vinay, over at Web Technology I/O, often does the same. He’s got a great post about Ray Cromwell’s GwtQuery (JQuery-like syntax in GWT) and how to ma
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GWT Tutorial – Building A Model

Shalk Neethling has written up a nice, streamlined tutorial on how to build a model in GWT using the GWTx project’s support for java.beans.PropertyChangeSupport. The basic idea here is that while the browser is the View and the server side is the Model and Controller in MVC, you really should structure your browser side code as an MVC itself where only the Model interacts with the server. Well worth a read.
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Stop, Reload, Error Loading Page 404: Converting Web 1.0 to 2.0

OK, onwards in our effort to convert Web 1.0 apps to Web 2.0. Today we'll focus on some of the differences between Web 1.0 and 2.0 from the user experience perspective. When we think about our web interface, we usually...
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Put on Your X-Ray Specs: Converting Web 1.0 to 2.0

I've blogged in the past about converting Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. There were and still are three options: The Christmas Tree Approach - decorate your existing Web 1.0 application with lots of snazzy Ajax widgets. It's quick, but it's...
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Yet Another 17 GWT Tutorials

Half a year has passed since I published 36 GWT Tutorials. As expected, several new tutorials have come along that demonstrate deeper, more sophisticated aspects of the framework, as well as addressing specific IDE's and libraries. Ryan Heaton is doing...
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A New ZK Tutorial

There are already quite a few tutorials and mini talks on the ZK site, but one more never hurt. Over at Dr. Dobb's, Andrzej Sekula guides you through "Hello, World!" with ZK, while explaining architecture, features and few other things....
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