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Agile in Enterprise
April 14, 2010

Our very own Richard Stobart has added to the Agile v Waterfall debate, captured in Information Age. Richard was an expert witness in the recent BSkyB and EDS battle. You can read the whole article here: http://ow.ly/1pqkR We’d love to know ...

The curious incident of the named scope and the non-existent array
November 23, 2009

Rails performance tuning is often a matter of SQL tuning but we recently stumbled upon code involving a named scope that caused more SQL to run than expected. We were looking at an SQL trace in New Relic RPM for one of our apps when Nige and myse...

Businesses are agile already - IT just doesn't look very hard to fi...
November 3, 2009

Lying awake in bed last night I was thinking why IT organisations find it difficult to implement Agile techniques. My initial thoughts were that the business owners are always pushing back on it and not seeing the benefits. Why are IT organisation...

Less is More
October 22, 2009

At Unboxed we are continuously checking the latest tools which enhance Rails application development. Being a front-end specialist I am always keen on different approaches which make front-end development easier and more enjoyable. In recent year...

What do WAGs, Dutch "total" football, and Agile have to teach us ab...
September 16, 2009

I have to confess I have played team sports all my life, especially football with a somewhat unlikely claim to fame of having played the game in Papua New Guinea and watched by the country’s Prime Minister! I have some experience of playing ...

Agile is just another way of saying – let’s use common sense!
July 23, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I struggle to understand the nuances of the varying flavours of Agile that fly around and, at times, the purist adherence to one particular dogma, be that Scrum, Agile, XP, Lean, etc. To me it is all about taking ...

A Brand Spanking New Website!
July 19, 2009

Unboxed Consulting is a forward-thinking, innovative bunch of people with fresh modern ideas and unwavering professionalism on everything from building great websites and IT applications to making world-class cups of coffee! Needless to say, a com...

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