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Re: [ljc] So you want to be a Java contractor? - Hi Barry Dionne C. Jun 19, 2013 10:33 AM
Re: Re: Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Murray, The are as many checklists as there are book authors :) E.g. I like McConnell's "Classic Mistakes Enumerated" ( http://www.stevemcconnell.com/­rdenum. Anatoli C. Jun 19, 2013 10:26 AM
Re: Re: Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Colin, The only true invention of the Agile camp/movement was basically the term 'agile'. Everything else is just common knowledge created before them. As I said, clever people existed before Agile, and they Anatoli C. Jun 19, 2013 10:12 AM
Re: Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Abraham, The 80% figure is a rough estimate based on personal experience and borrowed from the Pareto rule, of which one of the interpretations is "80% of everything is crap". In fact, the original crap ra Anatoli C. Jun 19, 2013 10:01 AM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Hi Murray, This chimes with a point I made in a blog post: In Scrum I have observed the process where architects create complex, epic stories that sp Ged B. Jun 19, 2013 9:29 AM
So you want to be a Java contractor? - Hi Guys, We are often approached by permanent developers looking to get into contracting with lots of q Barry C. Jun 19, 2013 9:27 AM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Hi Stephen, The whole point is that statistics is that you cannot in interpret them any way you like.  The numbers either support your claim or they do not.  Regardless of who is making the claim, anybody can disprove it. Ged B. Jun 19, 2013 9:17 AM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Preview not available Wesley H. Jun 19, 2013 12:48 AM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - I don't think it's controversial, for which you pretty much followed all the principles in the manifesto, Abraham Marín P. Jun 19, 2013 12:13 AM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - This is controversial, however looking at the original manifesto I would not weight the left over the right. Good docs are essential for testing and communicating functions to esp. non technical people and likewise a plan is essential - respon Jon H. Jun 18, 2013 7:04 PM
Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - http://supernintendopi.wordpre­ss.com/  might be a better approach - HDMI out, nice and easy to transport etc. Or I could bring along my Wii, I've got most of th Tom J. Jun 18, 2013 6:03 PM
Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - Where perceptions are concerned stereotypes can have a powerful effect.     On Tue, Jun 18, Ged B. Jun 18, 2013 5:08 PM
Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - Video games being laddish is perhaps a bit of a stereotype, no? I've had success buying old consoles on eBay.  Just beware of the type of TV connector included. Gemma S. Jun 18, 2013 4:33 PM
Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - Sounds good guys. As you say may be a bit late for tonight, but does anyone know of anywhere we could pick up an o Barry C. Jun 18, 2013 2:49 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Preview not available Stephen M. Jun 18, 2013 1:55 PM
Re: Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - I agree with Geb that reading the Checklist Manifesto is of great use of your time.   What I took away from the book was that all people including specialists even with decades of experience can forget simple things in Murray C. Jun 18, 2013 1:06 PM
What to Expect: The London Developer Sessions - Tonight at 18:30 - Anji C. Jun 18, 2013 12:57 PM
Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - It's on PS3 as well and I've got a copy! XD Old school 8-bit action FTW! Back on topic - I think Ged has a point that we don't want to make this too distracting. Probably not enough time to plan this for tonight but I Edward Yue Shung W. Jun 18, 2013 12:29 PM
Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - I'm definitely up for a round or 2 :P On 18 June[masked]:28, Tom Johnson < tarjohnson1979@gmail.c Joshua W. Jun 18, 2013 12:29 PM
Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - As long as we're talking two-player, short round games - StreetFighter or MarioKart are ideal - with quick rotation - winner stays on, perhaps? Then it sounds like a good icebreaker.  Tom J. Jun 18, 2013 12:00 PM
Re: [ljc] What to Expect - LJC: Java Native Interface with Eclipse and Android - Tonight 12th June 2013 - Hi all, Just to follow up on the event last week, I hope you enjoyed it if you were able to attend. Anji C. Jun 18, 2013 11:36 AM
Re: Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - TLDR   - Watch this TED Talk: TED talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v­=L3QkaS249Bc Anatoli, Interesting stat you have ther Ged B. Jun 18, 2013 10:39 AM
Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - Is there a danger of creating an environment that is a little too immature/laddish? On 18 June[masked]:07, Barry Cranford < [address removed] Ged B. Jun 18, 2013 9:40 AM
Re: Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - But isn't this one of the reasons Agile was, er, "invented"? We know that a large proportion of projects fail, so bring possible failure as far forward into the project as possible so it can be avoided, instead of w Colin V. Jun 18, 2013 9:15 AM
RE: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - Sounds good to me too. 2 of my favourites! Going back Jon H. Jun 18, 2013 8:40 AM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Hi Anatoli, I'm curious about your reference about the 80% of projects failing, I'm not sure if I understood correctly but Abraham Marín P. Jun 18, 2013 8:30 AM
Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - +1, just make sure the games aren't too good, if you bring Legend of Zelda on a Super Nintendo I could take control of it and never speak to anyone Abraham Marín P. Jun 18, 2013 8:28 AM
RE: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - This is a good idea! Ivan Jun 18, 2013 8:11 AM
Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - I can't make it tonight but this sounds awesome. If it is kept to one side appropriately then I can't see a problem. Furthermore we could perhaps invite some devs from the Indie Game community to come along and demo in th Edward Yue Shung W. Jun 18, 2013 7:35 AM
Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart? - Hey guys, A few months back in a Developer Sessions event a good natured disagreement erupted... n Barry C. Jun 18, 2013 6:06 AM
Re: Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Hi, Speaking about beliefs, how can anyone be a 'true believer' in anything in our industry? :) Just trying to define what Agile actually is will derail any discussion. Anatoli C. Jun 17, 2013 8:50 PM
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The Future of Java Standards - Hi, If you want to help the Java Community P Richard W. Jun 17, 2013 2:58 PM
LJC Partner Events - Preview not available Samantha h. Jun 17, 2013 2:05 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Geb seems to be talking in tautologies which does make it hard to have a proper discussion. Still have to watch Ben's talk to gather his points which have not been summarised elsewhere in this discussion. Murray C. Jun 16, 2013 12:03 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Hi Daniel, ​I completely agree.  I think part of the problem is that we refer to Agile methodologies.   The people are Agile, and a good methodology supports Agility but there are no Agile methodologies.  Al Ged B. Jun 16, 2013 10:15 AM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Think about this: certain industries simply do not buy ideas sold by user 8. Jun 15, 2013 7:20 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Hi Fox, I'm not sure whether I think that any of the effective practices I've seen are particularly novel - and as I said in the Devoxx version of the talk, my mind isn't made up about whether this is Ben E. Jun 15, 2013 7:03 PM
Glassfish user group - Hi all, For those who are involved in or use Glassfish -->  http://www.meetup.com/GlassFis­h-User-Group/ Cheers, Martijn Martijn V. Jun 15, 2013 1:59 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Agile came into existence because waterfall method was failing. Linesh Jun 15, 2013 12:39 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - If you need to stick a bunch of nails to a wall a screwdriver won't be of much help, however, it doesn't make sense to say "I don't believe in scre Abraham Marín P. Jun 14, 2013 3:36 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - +1 to Wes' comments - I think there is a lot of value to be taken from the core tenets of what we ref Daniel B. Jun 14, 2013 3:35 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Firstly we sho Chris K. Jun 14, 2013 3:33 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - My own Core Principles are taken from Pratchett:   * First Sight - see what is really there   * Second Thoughts - think about thinking I'm thinking of calling it the "Widdershins Way" Ged B. Jun 14, 2013 2:23 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Agile is pure. I don't know any one that does pure agile. Pick the bits that suit your team and leave the rest behind. On 14 Jun[masked]:04, "Jon Hatfield" < Alex F. Jun 14, 2013 2:11 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - I've taken a look at Ben's InfoQ presentation on Feynman (which appeals due to my background in Astrophysics), I've presented many times on Cargo cults and the dangers of following Agile (or any other) dogma without the use of c @sleepyfox Jun 14, 2013 2:01 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - I agree with applying agile in a manner that suits you. I find daily scrum meetings the most useful so everyone is up to date with each other. Aside from that I prefer a project management approach i.e.(changeable) milestones and strict use of e.g. jira t Jon H. Jun 14, 2013 1:15 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - My suggestion is that people read the original manifesto and apply it in a manner that best suits themselves and their organisation.  Anyone who's seen my Diabolical Developer and Modern Software Development Anti-Pat Martijn V. Jun 14, 2013 12:58 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - I Wes, I completely agree with everything you say here. No amount of methodology can create a good team. However, I do believe it is possible to create an environment that nurtures good Ged B. Jun 14, 2013 12:58 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Core principles of Agile, Lean, the Learning Organisation et. al. are: * Respect for People * Continual Improvement There are others, but these are the ones that for me are at t @sleepyfox Jun 14, 2013 12:35 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Because I want facts, not opinions.  I certainly don't want beliefs.  Only placebo's require belief.  "Belief" is what I object to, not "Agile." Because In the beginning it was about uncovering better ways of Ged B. Jun 14, 2013 12:09 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - What constitutes "true belief", and why should that be necessary in order to reap the advantages of Agile development? Not having seen Ben's talk I'm somewhat at a loss for context... @sleepyfox Jun 14, 2013 12:08 PM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - What does it mean to 'believe in' agile methods? I tend to associate belief with dogmatism, and if that is the intended association, I am with you on that. Primarily because 'dogmatic agile' is oxymoronic.  Wesley H. Jun 14, 2013 11:46 AM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - perfect post for Friday afternoon :D would be interested in     how you define Agile method; and     why you don't believe in it? and   � Denis K. Jun 14, 2013 11:20 AM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Should have been  " Shaine Jun 14, 2013 11:18 AM
Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Just for curiosity, why do you believe in the Agile method? Shaine Jun 14, 2013 11:07 AM
"Hitting the limits of your hardware in Java" by Peter Lawrey now available on Parleys - Hi all, If you have been working with low latency lib Mani Jun 14, 2013 8:42 AM
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"I've never been a true believer in the Agile method" - Thanks to Mani for pointing me to Ben's Fenymann talk at  http://www.infoq.com/presentat­ions/Feynman-Way . And thank you to Ben Evans for say "I've never been a Ged B. Jun 13, 2013 10:27 AM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - James,  Fair enough. I would probably question whether investing lots of time in development work to do auto rollouts in a bespoke way was really worth it just so users could maintain the (somewhat questionable) lau Wesley H. Jun 13, 2013 1:53 AM
RE: [ljc] Code Quality and Open Source Project? - Preview not available Mani Jun 13, 2013 12:40 AM
Devoxx UK and France featured in this month Oracle Java Magazine! - Mani Jun 12, 2013 11:48 PM
Developer Conferences JAX London & Big Data Con return for 2013 - Exclusive 25% discount for LJC! - Preview not available Anji C. Jun 12, 2013 11:10 PM
University Outreach: Birkbeck, City University & LSE (London School of Economics) - Hey guys, As many of you will know we are always trying to bring the academic and commercial worlds clo Barry C. Jun 12, 2013 5:59 PM
Read any good blogs lately? - Hi everyone, Our friends at Javaranch have got a very interesting thread going about cool blog posts: http://www.coderanch.com/forum­s/f-138/blogs Ben E. Jun 12, 2013 5:24 PM
Re: [ljc] Code Quality and Open Source Project? - On 12 June[masked]:16, Binit Bhaskar < [address removed] > wrote: Kevin W. Jun 12, 2013 12:25 PM
What to Expect - LJC: Java Native Interface with Eclipse and Android - Tonight 12th June 2013 - Anji C. Jun 12, 2013 12:12 PM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Whatever problem JWS solved, it created a whole load more. To save typing time I googled to see if anybody had already documented its many many imperfections and it turns out that somebody has decided to do something about it:  Ged B. Jun 12, 2013 11:39 AM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Just a pity this application is started by hitting Control+P and invoking something in the Windows registry. On 12 June[masked]:16, Wesley Hall < James G. Jun 12, 2013 11:24 AM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Adam wins the thread.... Do we really need to reinvent Java web start? This problem was solved a long time ago. JWS is not perfect, but unless you are specifically in the business of building dynamic rollout softwar Wesley H. Jun 12, 2013 1:10 AM
Re: [ljc] Code Quality and Open Source Project? - Hi Olu, There are two areas to improve -  Coding in Java e.g. coding object oriented fashion - Algorithm practice 1> Better understanding of coding practi Binit B. Jun 11, 2013 8:10 PM
What to Expect: Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology and Architecture - Today at 18:15 - Hi All, Anji C. Jun 11, 2013 6:08 AM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Dinuk, During the early weeks it is highly unlikely there will be client implementations other than our own. Because of firewall restrictions we will likely need to ship server software that includes a downloadable James G. Jun 10, 2013 8:41 PM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - I admit I oversimplified the "Java client" side. It is actually a printer interface using some Windows bits. As a result there a one or two things for an installer to do running as a system user. When the personnel member then pri James G. Jun 10, 2013 5:51 PM
Re: [ljc] Code Quality and Open Source Project? - I would like to add, "Effective Java", Josh Bloch to the recommended reading list. On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 5:25 PM, @sleepyfox < Wesley H. Jun 10, 2013 5:46 PM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Hi Kevin, SOAP was chosen to get us started quickly. We can use wsdl2java or wsimport to auto-create the entities and a service bridge real quick. With REST I've not found anything that decently auto-generates c James G. Jun 10, 2013 5:33 PM
Re: [ljc] Code Quality and Open Source Project? - Hello Barry, Thank you for the links and also the information, they have been very helpful. Best Regards Olusegun R. Jun 10, 2013 5:10 PM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Hi James, Even if you went down this route of getting clients to 'auto-upgrade' their suite of services that are used, you still end up with the problem of not being able to guarantee that all clients upgrad Dinuk W. Jun 10, 2013 3:05 PM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Ah of course when I say "update itself" I meant the client, not the server :) On 10 Jun[masked]:23, "Nathan Dolan" < [address removed] > wrote: Nathan D. Jun 10, 2013 1:26 PM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Hi James, The suitability of that solution would depend on the client users' ability to install/upgrade software.  Often large organizations don't make this easy (sometimes for good reasons).  If you know it is and i Nathan D. Jun 10, 2013 1:23 PM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Hi James,  Are you in a position to implement a custom class loader.  The class loader could download the interface beans from the server instead of the local class path. So what you do is maintain a local cache Ged B. Jun 10, 2013 12:01 PM
Re: [ljc] Code Quality and Open Source Project? - Preview not available Ged B. Jun 10, 2013 11:48 AM
Re: [ljc] Code Quality and Open Source Project? - "Test-Driven Development", Kent Beck "Refactoring", Kent Beck "Clean Code", Robert C. Martin "The Pragmatic Programmer", Andrew Hunt and David Thomas And don't forget to get some practice at doing all of the above by coming along to the London Code @sleepyfox Jun 10, 2013 11:40 AM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Is there any reason your Java app (so 90's!) couldn't just be a WebView? (just like a lot of modern PhoneGap apps) - that way you remove the need to update the app in 99% of cases. Fox -- @sleepyfox Jun 10, 2013 11:36 AM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - Hi James, If you deliver your Java Client to the desktop using Java Web Start (which is very easy from a Servlet environment) and have the user click the Web Start link to start the application, then you can set it up so that Java We Adam R. Jun 10, 2013 11:27 AM
Re: [ljc] Code Quality and Open Source Project? - Hi Olu, I'm sure the developers in the group can recommend some books that you should read, but it woul Barry C. Jun 10, 2013 11:16 AM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - If you don't need WSDL, or "discoverability" or interop with other software (usually Microsoft's), why use SOAP? JSON is more lightweight and is easier to implement and debug.  You can then implem Kevin W. Jun 10, 2013 11:08 AM
Re: [ljc] Inspiration wanted - 1. Version all of your SOAP messages. 2. When the client detects that messages being sent by the server are incompatible with the version it understands, it prompts the user to download the updated client. On Mon, Neil B. Jun 10, 2013 10:48 AM
Inspiration wanted - Normally under these circumstances I'd search around and find one of two ideas. I'm clearly searching for the wrong thing here... We are developing a web application for companies to host (a .war archive). T James G. Jun 10, 2013 9:02 AM
RE: [ljc] Performance Tuning, HPC, low latency, mechanical harmony/sympathy, garbage collection, mostly to do with the Java/JVM! - Preview not available Mani Jun 9, 2013 4:57 PM
Adopt-a-JSR: Public EC Meeting coming up on Tuesday 11 June - Mani Jun 9, 2013 12:07 PM
[ljc] Code Quality and Open Source Project? - Hi All, I am developer with few years of coding experiences  and currently joined the LJC. After attending some events,I feel I need to improve on the quality of my code and would like to develop this skill. Olusegun R. Jun 7, 2013 3:00 PM
Re: [ljc] The Big Debate: Are you making the right decisions to secure your code? - Wednesday 3rd July 18.30 – 22.00. - Preview not available Anji C. Jun 7, 2013 1:30 PM
Re: [ljc] Spring to compliment EJB 3.x - That's a false comparison.  Spring is a dependency-injecting container, Akka is a library providing a number of low-level concurrency primitives. Kevin W. Jun 7, 2013 12:23 PM
Re: [ljc] Re: Any PowerPoint API to read, write and manipulate presentations? - Thanks Ben, Its not per developer license issue, support from Aspose team is taking too long to respond back Saida R. Jun 7, 2013 11:00 AM
Re: [ljc] Spring to compliment EJB 3.x - Preview not available Caoilte O. Jun 6, 2013 10:03 PM
What to Expect - LJC: Java Development Testing - Tonight 6th June 2013 - Anji C. Jun 6, 2013 11:29 AM
Re: Any PowerPoint API to read, write and manipulate presentations? - Saida Reddy wrote: > Can you please suggest any commercial or open source better API than Apache POI,aspose slides to read, write, clone, merge and manipulate PowerPoint presentations? > > One of our client is using aspose slides but due to some Ben S. Jun 6, 2013 8:19 AM
Any PowerPoint API to read, write and manipulate presentations? - Hi All, Can you please suggest any commercial or open Saida R. Jun 5, 2013 2:33 PM

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