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Archive for June, 2010
Ever had the discussion whether it is “correct” to invert your mouse axis in first person shooters or not? So did we, and we wanted to get a little more science out of it. So we made a little poll to see a) how many people were using mouse inversion, and b) how old these people were.
Here are the results:
a) NOT inverted won by far. There were 7517 people with mouse inversion disabled, only 1154 with mouse inversion enabled.
b) Mouse inversion is old-school:
Well, nothing new here then. Mouse inversion is old-school, mouse inversion is elite.
I’m using mouse inversion btw.
Since the beginning of 2010, we’re using Scrum to manage our development projects.
Last month we were able to welcome members of other departments to the team – including IT Operations, Community Management and Marketing – for the first time.
The team decided to use Post-Its for their work units in order to easily visualize the progress they were achieving during the sprint.
This lead, among other oddities, to tickets like these here:
Can’t read anything? You have no clue what you would need to do to finish these work units? That’s what the Scrum team experienced as well.
In the Sprint Retrospective Meeting the team decided to enhance the informative value of the tickets and their readability, by designing a layout for these pieces of paper.
It clearly states what information has to stand on what position on the ticket, and led to a digitally available layout:
The “Notes/Dependencies” part has been defined as optional, it can get folded behind the main ticket part.
If this is of any help for you, you can download the Open Office Document here (Sorry, file is missing).
My personal opinion: Great team work enhancing the productivity with a simple change of the method after only one single sprint has been finished.
Two changes/enhancements have to be pointed out:
The older release had some trouble with symfony 1.2 projects and so a compatibility task was added lately.
The biggest new feature is the support for selenium tests. This support was established through a great contribution of Richard Shank. Thanks Richard!
And here the complete changelog
- added compatibility task for symfony 1.2
- added selenium support (Special Thanks to Richard Shank!)
- added experimental support for plugin tests
- added possibility to customize skeleton template files
- adepted changes to latest changes in the lime_test class
The next big thing will be the support of plugin tests. The sfTaskExtraPlugin provides plugin tests for lime. I will have a deeper look into this mechanism and try to migrate it to this plugin.