Extreme Programming - Is It for You?

Photo credit: Luca Bravo via Unsplash Extreme Programming (XP) has been one of the most polarizing and most hyped programming paradigms in the software industry.

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How to Couple Freja eID with Rails

In this post, I will show you how to integrate Freja eID with Rails in four steps: 1. Register with Freja eID for the test environment
2. Understand the API of Freja eID
3. Choose a good library (gem) to handle restful web services
4. Implement   1. Register with Freja eID I wrote a detailed post to guide you through this registration. Find it here:

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Struggling to Deliver Sprints on Time? Here Are 5 Ways to Give More Accurate Time Estimates

Photo credit: Climate KIC via Unsplash   Your time estimate is your promise to the client. If you do not keep it, you will lose their trust. Here’s how sprint planning used to happen in my team: we’d plan a sprint and have some rough estimates. If we couldn’t complete the tasks within the sprint, we’d simply take them to the next sprint. We’d also take some user stories from iteration to iteration.

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I've Consulted eHealth Startups for 20+ Years. Here Are My Top 5 Growth Tips.

Photo credit: Rawpixel.com via Unsplash As advisor and consultant to European e-health startups, I see so many aspiring entrepreneurs popping up everyday. Most fail.

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How to Integrate Cassandra with Lucene Plugin to Achieve Full Text Search

I gave a talk titled "The Part Time Parliament" about integrating Cassandra with Lucene plugin to achieve full text search. I'll cover the main areas of the talk in this post. If you want to know more, you can find the slides of my talk here.

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Here Are Some of Our Hiring Managers' Notes on Your CV

Creative Software has been recruiting aggressively, so we've been inundated with CVs lately. Even though our hiring managers have a great eye for talent, it is possible that good candidates sometimes get eclipsed by their poorly written CVs. We don't want you to lose opportunities, so we compiled a list of CV writing tips to help you stand out among the crowd.  These might be particularly helpful for entry-level applicants.

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