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June, 2017

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June 29, 2017  11:49 AM

Notes on the Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Amazon, Automation, monopoly

Amazon made yet another company acquisition this week. This time they bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Journalists are talking about this merger could resolve some issues in food supply. The general idea there being that there are neighborhoods in the US that don't have easy access to a...

June 21, 2017  2:54 PM

Why is Agile shaped Like a Waterfall

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
agile management, Agile Methodologies, Agile Software

I have worked in several agile projects over the years and they overwhelmingly look like a phased waterfall project got squished into two weeks. Take each phase of a waterfall project -- planning, design, coding, testing, delivery/maintenance --- put them into a two week delivery cycle, and that is...


June 16, 2017  11:23 AM

Thinking About ChatOps

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Agile development, ChatOps, DevOps

Nashville is a meetup town, there is a meet up for just about anything you have an interest in. Have a thing for mechanical keyboards? Wt got you covered. Yesterday, I went to a combo meet up that covers testing, automation, and development all together. The theme was something I had heard of once...


June 12, 2017  12:54 PM

Why Johnny Doesn’t Unit Test

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
TDD, Unit testing

charlieModern Unit Testing came out of


June 9, 2017  9:13 AM

Director Comey comes to the IT department

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
HR, IT, politics

comey

It was a...


June 7, 2017  3:28 PM

Life as a Technology Contractor

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Contracting, contractors, Freelance, Freelancer

I have been doing contract work in technology for the past three years or so. I have always had the goal of doing independent work as far back as I can remember, but wanted everything to be just right to start. It was bits and pieces of work at first -- an article here, some crowd source work...


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