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Why User Stories?

Any software project needs a Business Requirements Document (BRD)a document which describes what the deliverable is supposed to do once it’s been built. The traditional (waterfall) way is to write it in paragraph form, but several agile development techniques recommend writing it in the form of a collection of “User Stories”. more…

Always use Salt

I’m not a very good cook. One reasons is that I’ve never mastered the art of tasting the food as I go along and seasoning it properly. When cooking, I never seem to add the right amount of salt. As a programmer, though, I always use salt. more…

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