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CITCON London 2010

I’m returning from CITCON London 2010. What a great conference (and I’m not just saying that just because I helped organize it)! In fact, I feel it has been the best CITCON so far. I was a bit afraid of … Continue reading

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Predictions for CITCON Europe 2009

Last year, at CITCON Amsterdam 2008, a few of us stayed late into the night, drinking beer and discussing the state of the world. And what to do when you have 21 geeks with time on their hands? Why, predictions, … Continue reading

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CITCON Paris 2009, a personal retrospective of the organization

As I write this, 3 days after the closing, I have still not fully recovered from CITCON Paris 2009. I have been very much involved in organizing this edition, so I would like to indulge in a bit of personal … Continue reading

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Faster tests, at CITCON Paris 2009

“Going nowhere fast” by Nathan The session on Faster Tests (led by David) was interesting, at least to the extend that it was quite clear that we at Algodeal are not doing too bad indeed (Douglas Squirrel from youDevise is another one … Continue reading

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Mock objects at CITCON Paris 2009

The session on mock objects, mostly lead by Steve Freeman, was a bit messy but interesting. My colleague David got to show some of our code on the screen, which was scary and exciting (he felt the urge to fix some of the … Continue reading

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[Agile 2009] Presence of the CITCON community at the world’s premier Agile conference

CITCONers are everywhere! And nowhere more than at Agile 2009 Conference. First, CITCON will be represented by Lydia Tripp and myself during the Freshers’ Faire at the Ice Breaker. Watch out for the CITCON easel pad… and world-famous t-shirts ;-) … Continue reading

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XP Day Paris, Agile 2009 and CITCON

I will be quite busy in 2009 with conferences. Coming up is XP Day Paris, May 25th & 26th (next week!). No less than 3 sessions will be presented by yours truly: Introduction to Retrospectives, with Laurent Bossavit TDD Explained … Continue reading

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CITCON Amsterdam Continuous Integration Cage Fight on YouTube

Julian has just posted on YouTube videos he took during the CI Showdown at CITCON Amsterdam last October. Sound quality is not very good, so make sure you are in a quiet environment. CruiseControl build-o-matic Hudson, with yours truly Cruise … Continue reading

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More about Coding Dojo at CITCON Amsterdam

As a nice followup to my earlier post, Willem did a great write up of our Coding Dojo session at CITCON Europe, in early October. His post is supplemented with pictures by Marc.

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Coding Dojo on Legacy Code

At CITCON Amsterdam last WE, Willem van den Ende and I facilitate a Coding Dojo session on both Mockito and Legacy Code. Willem and I thought that we had missed some of our goals (especially demonstrating Mockito), but still many people at … Continue reading

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Is Scrum Evil?

This was a fascinating discussion facilitated by Jeffrey at CITCON Amsterdam. Much talking with him followed, so I think I finally understand why he introduced this topic, and why so many people seemed to dislike Scrum. This was a typical discussion … Continue reading

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Back from CITCON Europe Amsterdam 2008

I came back this morning from the conference, my third time after Brussels in 07 and London in 06. It was great as usual. If you haven’t been to an Open Space conference, know that you are seriously missing out on … Continue reading

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Venue found for CITCON Amsterdam

Finding a venue for CITCON is always a rather stressful and last minute event. So I am happy to report that we already have found one for CITCON Amsterdam, 3 & 4 October. IBM has been kind enough to let … Continue reading

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CITCON Melbourne is tomorrow!

The Conference on Continuous Integration & Testing, Asia edition, is tomorrow! I wish I could be there, but the plane ticket is unhelpfully expensive :-( Well, I’ll have to make up by going to CITCON Amsterdam in October! Who’s joining … Continue reading

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CruiseControl is still the bigger player; Hudson is growing

I thought it’d be interesting to look at some download statistics for Hudson and CruiseControl, probably the 2 OpenSource CI tools with the most mindshare currently. Want to know more about CruiseControl, Hudson, and other CI tools? Meet the creators, … Continue reading

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