Writing content for your website

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You know that you need a website, but other than the name of your business, you don’t have a clue of where to start in terms of writing content for your website pages.

Does this situation sound familiar?

Your website is the first place that people go to find out more information about your business and how it can fulfill their needs. So keep that in mind when developing your ...

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Agile Tool Support: JIRA System Administrator Guide – JIRA Workflows

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JIRA Training

As part of our JIRA training modules, we have developed instruction guides to assist users when making use of JIRA as an Agile tool. In this blog series, we will be providing tutorials for JIRA System Administrators on how to perform certain functions in JIRA. Part 1 deals with the Issues and Fields elements in JIRA. In Part 2, we take a look at JIRA Workflows.

JIRA Workflows

A ...

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Protocon Convention 2013

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Garden route mall George, 14-15 March

“The Garden Route is hosting the most unconventional convention for creators ever seen in our area on 14 and 15 March at the Garden Route Mall in George.

ProtoCon 2013 is all about getting creative thinkers together to learn about creativity techniques and idea development, rapid prototyping, technology to kick-start your concept development and even the legal pitfalls of coming up with the next ...

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Agile Documentation

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Documentation? What Documentation?

One of the biggest misconceptions within agile teams is that we do not need documentation. Also, many teams struggle to get to grips with documentation that is needed within agile projects. When implementing agile for the first time, many teams actually drop the ball before realising that some sort of documentation is still needed within agile projects.

The approach

So the first approach is the following:

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Facebook Pages, Profiles and Groups

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Facebook has a number of ways to create an online presence, namely through Facebook Pages, Profiles and Groups. Clients often assume that when creating a business profile on Facebook, an account is created in the same way that you would for an individual. This approach is incorrect for a number of reasons. Let’s distinguish between the different Facebook options.

Facebook Profile

A Facebook profile (where you sign up for Facebook ...

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How to import CSV files into JIRA

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Introduction

It is sometimes quicker to import stories from a spreadsheet, especially when an existing project is migrated to JIRA. JIRA allows importing from a number of sources, one of which is from a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file. This is arguably one of the more useful import options. This tutorial discusses how to import CSV files into JIRA.

Other options ...

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Agile project management tools

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There are many agile project management tools out there. To name a few that we have tried and tested: Pivotal Tracker, VersionOne, Scrumy and Jira.

We have settled on Jira as the best agile project management tool on the market at the moment, but our reasons for selecting our best of breed agile project management tools is not only focused on agile project management, as there is ...

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Creating a Windows 2012 Server in the Windows Azure cloud: Part 1

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Overview

As Agile Consultants we are always looking at ways to improve processes, both internally and for our clients. Today we will be looking at Microsoft Windows Azure as a cloud computing platform. We will setup a Windows Azure account, proceed to create a Windows Server 2012 instance and login with RDC (Remote Desktop Connection).

Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are ...

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Agile Tool Support: JIRA System Administrator Guide – Issues and Fields

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JIRA Training

As part of our JIRA training modules, we have developed instruction guides to assist users when making use of JIRA as an Agile tool. In this blog series, we will be providing tutorials for JIRA System Administrators on how to perform certain functions in JIRA, starting with the Issues and Fields elements in JIRA.

Issues Types in JIRA

Everyone’s needs are different and so JIRA also allows you to ...

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Agile testing: Getting agile tests incorporated into your sprints using BDD and Cucumber in C++

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Agile testing

We’ve adopted agile testing in the form of Behavior Driven Development (BDD) as part of our agile development process, and use Cucumber features extensively on Ruby on Rails web application projects for our own customer software development projects, although we have done Java, Delphi and C# implementations of agile testing as well using BDD and Cucumber.

Cucumber for C++

A recent project called for the introduction of ...

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