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The Most Important Thing To Do When Starting With Plone

Thursday April 19, 2012 | Comments (1)

Six Feet Up's projects usually involve some rather sophisticated implementations and my first weeks were spent shadowing Six Feet Up's Lead QA... Read more…

4 Critical Mantras For Effective QA

Monday April 16, 2012 | Comments (1)

If you would like to have a great career in QA, and be seen as a Super Hero in your development team, here are 4 critical mantras to keep in mind at all times... Read more…

Git Credential Helpers

Wednesday April 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

An introduction to using git's new credential API... Read more…

How to Dramatically Speed Up In-Browser Web Testing

Monday April 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cross-browser testing can be time consuming when performed manually. Selenium Grid allows for distributed cross-browser UI testing... Read more…

PyCon 2012 Wrap Up

Wednesday March 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

As many have said already, any event that kicks off with dancing robots is an awesome sign of things to come during the conference... Read more…

A Solution to Fixed-Bid vs. Hourly Contracts (Part 3)

Tuesday March 20, 2012 | Comments (3)

"Time and Materials" contracts ("T&M" in short) are the only sensible structure for sophisticated software development like we work on at Six Feet Up, but only in concert with a project management methodology that reduces risk for clients... Read more…

A Solution to Fixed-Bid vs. Hourly Contracts (Part 2)

Tuesday February 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how hard it is to estimate creative projects including sophisticated software development like we work on here at Six Feet Up... Read more…

Create Your Own Plone Content Types With Dexterity

Tuesday February 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Dexterity allows Plone users to create and modify custom content types directly through the web... Read more…

A Solution to Fixed-Bid vs. Hourly Contracts (Part 1)

Tuesday January 31, 2012 | Comments (1)

If an auto-mechanic can’t accurately estimate a quick and simple car fix, what hope do software developers have when building something new and complex that’s never been exactly done before?... Read more…

Optimize Your Plone Development by Packing the ZODB

Friday January 27, 2012 | Comments (5)

Each time you delete a web page, a copy is kept in the database in case you need to get it back later. Over time, the number of unused objects can grow and grow, expanding the memory needed to operate the website, and slowing down operations... Read more…

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