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This is our Wiki

There are many like it, but this one is ours.

Our wiki is our guide. We support our wiki through comments and additions.

Without updates, our wiki will become outdated. Team members will become frustrated when information is missing or no longer correct. Being a good team member includes being a contributor to the wiki.

That cool reference you found that you will always remember? One day, when you need it most, you will forget it.

That awesome solution to a code or design issue that is perfectly clear and understandable now will look like a foreign language in 2 years (months, weeks, sometimes even hours). Add an explanation to the wiki.

When in doubt if something should be added to the wiki, add it. It can always be deleted later.

This is your wiki. Keep it clean but not too lean.

The Architect
(A serious parody of The Rifleman’s Creed )

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Rumors of Death Once Again Exaggerated…and Misplaced

I freely admit that I often run out of things worth saying. Lately, I have been rooting through my old LinkedIn posts for reusable gold and dug up this gem today (if Google stuck an add right below this, keep scrolling to the LinkedIn post):

To save you scrolling through the glitchy LinkedIn iFrame, it is:

Scrum is dead: Breaking down the new open development method

It is one of those that I posted with no context, which is a habit I think I will break starting today. Anyway, I went to re-read before re-posting, especially given the show-and-awe headline. Well…turns out Scrum really isn’t dead (gasp!). Other than a theme based on a very narrow view of how software is built, the article does have some valid points about good habits in open source.

What hit me was the irony. The conclusion has a link to a GitHub repo that has not been updated in many years. The main link on the page points to a site dedicated to the articles’ key concept. Well, I assume it used to. Currently it goes to one of those cheesy, spammy Buy this domain pages.

I’ve certainly written my own poor predictions over the years. And, come to think of it, my domain changed since then, so any links to those errors publicly posted will have a similar result. And so will the correct ones.

This morning ramble brought to you by PTO and writing before coffee.

© Scott S. Nelson