Using JIRA for Agile Project Management (without Green Hopper)

Jira from Atlassian  is a very popular issue tracking software and can be quite effectively used for Agile Project Management. Jira has a plugin (Green Hopper) that allows for creation of a backlog, iterations and tasks.  However, with help from the free Mylyn plugin for...


Configuring a WAR project in Eclipse & Setting up Jetty to Run/Debug

Generate eclipse project: mvn eclipse:eclipse Import the project into eclipse In Eclipse - Create a new Run/Debug config - Set main class toorg.codehaus.classworlds.Launcher Go to the argument tab: - Set Program arguments to jetty:run - Set VM arguments to -Xmx512M -Dclassworlds.conf=${M2_HOME}/bin/m2.conf -Dmaven.home=${M2_HOME} Go to the...


Userstories and when enough is enough

Perfection in software is impossible. Software developement is subject to the Law of Diminishing Returns . So how do you decide when enough is enhough? In a recent presentation Al Goerner discussed catagorising stories. Two of the more interesting catagories were "New feature" and "Feature...


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