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Discussions, Meetings, Emails & One-on-one

I have been thinking lately, how much average person in IT industry spent time in meetings /discussions in his/her entire career. Below tweet from friend leads to the inception of this post Best and worst part about software development is discussion. #softwareDev — Ajinkya (@i_ajinkya) October 23, 2015 I decided to break down the post in few questions which would help me to conclude by end of the  post Why we need meetings/discussions? What are we doing wrong about the meetings/discussions? What are possible alternatives to  meetings/discussions? -  Emails & One-on-one What agile has to say about meetings/ discussions? How can you make meetings/ discussions fruitful? Let's discuss this question one by one- 1. Why we need  meetings/ discussions?        Below are the reasons I can think of why discussions/meetings are called for, in general:- To bring every team member on the same page about a current status of Project. To discuss and define the roadmap. To have everyone'

Summary of Dzone’s 2015 Guide to Code Quality and Software Agility

Recently  I went through ‘Dzone’s 2015 Guide to Code Quality and Software Agility’ and learned few things. Summary points: – Quality is perception of individuals.[Quality is value to some person.] In same product, the term quality used by individuals can mean different things. Example: – Different perspective about quality Quality is more than just ensuring a lack of software defects. It can also include project cost, feature release time, and even team skill development. Continuous Delivery for better software, faster When organizations build quality into the product, they begin a virtuous cycle of better and faster releases. Being time is factor in quality,  continuous delivery and automation is must for better software. Your Code is like a Crime Scene Sometimes, only a small percentage of the codebase is responsible for the majority of historic defects. By narrowing down their efforts, developers can often solve a large number of defects by working on a very small section o

Download and Configure Selenium with Intellij IDE.

             In last post , you have learned how to create project in Intellij IDE. In this post, we will see :- Download Selenium JAR Index Page For Selenium Versions Index Page For Selenium Versions Index Page For Selenium Versions Index Page For Selenium Versions Index Page For Selenium Versions Configure Selenium JAR in Intellij IDE Downloading the Selenium/WebDriver 2 :-             Recently WebDriver committee has pushed WebDriver 3 in the beta, so Selenium 2 (also known as WebDriver) is not readily available for downloading under download section of official website . We have to click on previous releases link to download stable version of WebDriver which was 2.53.1 Selenium Website                         After clicking on previous releases, you will be navigated to index page which has enlisted previous version of WebDriver. Click on link 2.53 as shown in image. Click on link selenium-server-2.53.0.zip to start the download of required Selenium WebDriver. Download  Seleniu