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How to make your QML applications scale to and look nice on Symbian, MeeGo/Harmattan and android

Yesterday I was talking at the 2nd Tampere barcamp about how you can make your application automatically scale to different devices, yet allow for pixel perfect fine-tuning when needed. We used this approach for Easy Discount Calculator that is to my understanding the first real app available simultaneously for Symbian, MeeGo/Harmattan and Android (on some Android devices it runs smoothly, on som it has problems due to bugs in not yet mature the porting technology).

Unfortunately the presentation may not make much sense to you if you haven’t been to the barcamp as well, but you may like to have a look at the application on your device. Here are the links to the app stores:
Easy Discount Calculator for Nokia devices. BTW right now it is the second in the top seller Business apps for Nokia N9.
Easy Discount Calculator for Android devices

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Tampere Goes Agile 2011 – conference photos

A couple of days earlier, on Saturday, Sep 17 in a city of Tampere I was co-organizing the conference called Tampere Goes Agile. Conference was a big success, preparations were challenging and interesting and I should really write about it. For now, here is the slideshow for the conference photos. If you want your photos to appear here, tag them on flickr with tamperegoesagile.

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Created with flickr slideshow.

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Agile Eastern Europe 2011. A unique conference and a unique marketing opportunity

As some of you may know, I used to go to quite many Agile conferences from relatively academic XP20XX to pretty-much industrial Agile20XX. Yet there was always one conference that remained special for me – Agile Eastern Europe that happened first time in Kiev, Ukraine in 2009.

Even from the first time it was a huge event never seen before in the region. The reasons were three:
– The region was ripe for a big event. Agile was still in its infancy and a number of local conferences just had to turn into something big
– Excellent speaker line up. The team did excellent job attracting the best speakers one could hope for, including David Hussman, J.B. Raisenberg, Jurgen Appelo and others. Yours truly was also speaking on Estimating and Planning, though in a somewhat different league
– A unique location that is visa-free to nearly whole world. It is pretty much the only country in the world where EU, US, Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian people can meet without any visa hassles

AGILEEE 2011

This year AGILEEE is going to happen again and I am glad to help with finding sponsors for it. Besides being a great place for participants, AGILEEE is also an excellent marketing opportunity with the crowd full of influence on the company purchasing decision. Last year we had people from 22 countries (twenty two!), nearly half of 450 participants were project managers and executives.

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So if you happen to know a company with software industry related interests in the region or just a maker of a tool for the software developers, tell them about this post or about my direct contacts: marketing@agileee.org. skype:artem.marchenko, phone: +358-50-486-1137, twitter:AgileArtem


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Test-Driving QML

On March 15, 2011 I was taking part in the Tampere MeeGo meetup . I was talking there about how you can test-drive your QML projects using a semi-official qtest-qml library.

Here are the slides and the example code.


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Test-Driving QML

On March 15, 2011 I was taking part in the Tampere MeeGo meetup . I was talking there about how you can test-drive your QML projects using a semi-official qtest-qml library.

Here are the slides and the example code.

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Agile Scrum | Three Things That Cause Scrum Backlash (And How to Fix Them)

Most people hear the word “Scrum” and think of something that’s stuck to the bottom of their shoe. Au contraire. Scrum is an agile software development methodology designed to foster iterative and incremental development. Scrum projects are broken down into 24-hour development cycles contained within 30 day sprints. Team members agree upon which work items […]

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A True Systems Analyst Defined

Sadly, Systems Analysts are still perceived as nothing more than glorified programmers, a misconception that hasn’t changed in many years. This means people still have trouble differentiating between systems and software, the two are certainly not synonymous, yet one is often used to implement the other.

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Agile to Lean to Insane Software Development

There has been a lot of talk about agile development. In recent years, agile development was surpassed by lean development which adopted many great practices from agile development, but added elements of speed and cost-effectiveness to the overall process.

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Scrum vs. Extreme Programming

This article explains about Agile process. Nowadays, two popular Agile process are Scrum and Extreme Programming. You will know the definition of these two Agile process and the difference between them by reading this article.

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Agile Software Development

Custom software development is the need of the hour. IT business is getting revolutionised and there have been new concepts and different tools of technology evolved. Every IT organisation is looking forward to make use of these new tools in technology to offer better services.

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