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Practical Git

Practical Git

This is a discussion on Git, the version control system. It is intended for folks with: Limited or no knowledge of any version control system Experience with Centralized Version Control Systems Experience with DVCS, but specifically git. It covers the basics of version control, DVCS, and then goes on to describe Git in a practical way, with exercise to get the team quickly started on using Git. It also talks a bit about how Git works internally, giving insights into…

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Understanding Microservices: Exploding A Monolith

Understanding Microservices: Exploding A Monolith

This is a myth-buster exercise. When it comes to microservices, the talks and blogs around are riddled with fancy and scary terms. This presentation is takes a different take on it. Instead of learning the terms, we discover the solutions to various problems and then learn what those solutions are popularly referred to as. We go through the history of software architecture to understand how it evolved in the good old days. Based on which we draw some rules of…

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Where Do We Go Wrong With Agile

Where Do We Go Wrong With Agile

A few days ago I published this blog mocking the ‘Ceremony Focused Agile’ teams. But it is pointless to state what one thinks is not right, without also commenting on what one thinks is right! So let us do that today. Here is a conversation, which I am sure many of us have witnessed (or been part of): A: “I have assigned a ticket to you, what is the status of it?” B: “”Ticket, what ticket?” A: “It’s in JIRA,…

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Revolutionising Agile With Head-Stand-Ups

Revolutionising Agile With Head-Stand-Ups

So here’s a true story. I work with a normal sized team as per Agile/Scrum guidelines, about 8 people. We have our usual stand-ups every day, at about 10:30 in the morning. As a general rule, people have to join this meeting. Everyone speaks following the Scrum rules, just what is required: What I did, what I am going to do today and if I am blocked. And that’s it. Yet, our discussions diverge, others jump in to help whenever…

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