Category: Agile

Discussion regarding Agile and Incremental development practices.

Agile Text Animation with Velocity.js

See keywords and phrases related to the art of Topic Modeling in this self-running demo.  You can access the code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) on my Codepen account. Thanks to Julian Shapiro for the original […]

I have seen the light about TypeScript…

After watching the excellent recent video by Anders Hejlsberg, a Microsoft Fellow and most famous for his past work on Turbo Pascal and C#.  You can find it at   It was actually a brand […]

The Barquin “Application Gallery”

This is a first pass at providing a sample of applications our teams have developed over the past few years:  

“Agile Data Warehouse Design” by Lawrence Carr

This is the one book that outlines almost exactly what we have been doing at Barquin International for the last 10 years.  Great read It is very eerie we have our W5 acronym, Carr […]

REEport goes live an the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

REEport is the “Research, Education, and Extension Project Online Reporting Tool.”   This was a great team effort between the Barquin team and the NIFA Federal team. “Barquin International announced today its partnership with […]

Hobo 1.4 Beta released to public

This is a major release optimized for Rails 3.1. See: And the blog post:

Alistair Cockburn’s “Cooperative Game” Principle Applies to Software Development

“The primary goal is to deliver software; the secondary goal is to set up for the following game. Reaching the primary goal is clear: If you don’t deliver the software, it won’t matter how […]

Agile Software Development and Rock Climbing

I have really enjoyed re-reading Alistair Cockburn discussing how software development and rock climbing are examples of goal-seeking cooperative games.   See pages 31-33 of  Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game (2nd Edition). So what […]