Security for NGOs

Recently I've attended a small security-related workshop which proved to be particularly interesting as it touched a particular area: security for NGOs. ONG are an interesting case because they can face some particular challenges: limited budget that is allocated towards their particular activities => investment in security infrastructure and procedures tend…

#Tags: ONG, security, linux, NGO

SOLID for PHP

A good explanation of SOLID principles in PHP…

#Tags: programming, oop, php

Scrum and conflict transformation

Conflict, by definition, is something omnipresent in our lives. Be it internal (between personal goals, for example) or external (with other people), conflict seems at time to be a continuous state of various degrees. In Scrum, conflict has multiple dimensions that depend on the degree to which the scrum methodology…

#Tags: scrum, conflict transformation, software development, project management

B├╝rgeramt registration in Berlin

Today I got my official 'baptism' in Germany's capital. My first contact with German bureaucracy was an instant success thanks (mostly) to information found on the internat (thanks, TTG forum!). Indeed, in Germany there is a true bureaucracy in that this registration is needed for everything (bank, insurance, internet, etc)…

#Tags: burgeramt berlin english, expat burgeramt, registration in berlin, germany

Git 2.1.0 for Windows

It's been nearly a year since Git 2 hit stable and Windows users are still deprived of its benefits (which also makes it slightly difficult to switch between Linux and Windows for users that got accustomed with Git 2 behaviors described here. Yet this is not unfixable as with msysgit…

#Tags: windows, git, git2

Scrum fundamentals - self-organizing development team

The second entity in a Scrum is the development team. As far as Scrum roles are concerned, anyone that does work towards achieving the sprint goal is a developer. Traditionalists may call team members devs, testers, etc but in Scrum they are all developers. Among the qualities of the Development…

#Tags: scrum, development, development team, scrum guide