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Be aware of the Embrace the Change Myth

The ability of "embrace the changes" is one of THE key values on selling Agile. While talking about the agile values. It's common to see manager's eyes glowing when you reach the concept of Embracing the Changes. Unfortunately it's also…

Kent Beck talking about Ease at Work

Today I came across an old talk Kent Beck gave sometime near mid 2006 entitled "Ease at Work". More than speak about professional behavior, Kent Beck describes by example the psychological structure of a software developer at work. In a…

Bibliography gives you credibility

After I released my post "Google Wave is not about text, it's about data", my friend Rafael Lima twitted praising it (in portuguese): Gosto de post que clico em vários links para ler mais como este". Which means "I like posts with lots of…

Speed up pyTenjin template creation with Tenjin Server

Last week I spent some time searching through many python based template engines, so I could choose one that fits the needs of our new project here at Myfreecomm. I found lots of really good options, but pyTenjin just jumped to my…

Installing PyQt4 from Macports with QtWebKit support

PyQt4 is a Python binding for QT 4 based on the Sip binding generator. The current version of PyQt installed from Macports keeps crashing Python with "Bus Error" when importing QtWebKit module. Any other module from PyQt works just fine,…

Using git-daemon to share your git repository

If you ask google how to share a git repository, you will end up with lots of recipes to setup gitweb or apache to get it done. However, if you only use git on your side quests, it looks like too much work to share a simple directory. ;-)…