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Agile software development process – is our iteration on track?

From Jon’s “sandwich of the week” to Bob’s musings on object oriented software development, the Huddle blog is nothing if not full of variety. This post will be the first in a new series of ramblings on yet another topic, namely, our Agile software development process. I’ll be focusing on planning, tracking, delivery and project management, as well as team collaboration issues rather than the engineering practices associated with Agile, and today I’ll start with a little bit of background as well some thoughts on one current hot topic.

Making yourself more productive using Launchy

I am a big believer in the power of the keyboard. The time it takes for me to move my hand from the keyboard to mouse is wasted time. If you take the effort to learn the keyboard shortcut’s for all of your applications, you will find you productivity will dramatically increase.

Happy Birthday Huddle Support Centre

Huddle’s Support Centre is officially one year old today, so we wanted to wish it a Happy 1st Birthday!

Object Oriented Programming: A Bluffer’s Guide (part one of at least four)

We have a really good interview process here at Huddle, but it’s lengthy, so we use phone screens as a way of filtering out applicants who are likely to perform poorly. It’s also a nice excuse for me to take twenty minutes out of my day to talk about code and software engineering to a variety of sharp people. Most people don’t get through a phone screen, for a host of entertaining reasons (me:“So you know Haskell, huh?

Christmas greetings (and a look back at 2008)

Christmas greetings! Its not often that we get all glammed up at Huddle; generally we’re more likely to be found in jeans and t-shirts than suits and ties but last week we held our first annual ‘dress up Friday’ – a chance to wear something nice, bray loudly about stocks and shares and generally stick two fingers up at the recession. It’s been an incredible year at Huddle and we wanted to thank you, our users, partners and friends for helping to make it happen.

Last.fm + coding + free beer = win!

Hi there, this is my first blog so quick introduction, I’m James, a dev at Huddle.net, I work on pretty much the whole development stack, right from CSS down to TSQL.

DrinkTank ‘hottest’ Awards lives on TwitorFit.com

Behind the scenes of the DrinkTank Awards, there were tears and cries ‘we was robbed’. That’s why I am a bit worried about another beast we have unleashed today in co-operation with our friends from fav.or.it. – TwitorFit. TwitorFit.com is a Twitter application where you look at Twitter users’ pictures and rate their appearance while reading their latest tweets; a bit like HotorNot.com. You can read how our little side project evolved here Go on, give a try, just don’t take it too seriously.

Fun and games at the inaugural DrinkTank awards

Last night saw the final DrinkTank event of the year and the first annual DrinkTank awards. Many thanks to the hundreds-upon-hundreds of people that voted across all the categories – there was drama, emotion and some tears (mainly from Paul Walsh who was edged out by actual females) as the winners were revealed. If you didn’t make it along the winner’s roster looked as so: The hottest start-up outside London Winner: fav.or.it (Reading) Runner-ups: Hubdub (Edinburgh), Slice the Pie (Berkshire)

Huddle Blog Introducing Huddle’s new beta site

Isn’t this exciting? For some time now we’ve been working on a better and better looking new user interface (UI) for Huddle. The beta version is finally here. We would love all our users to test this and give us as much feedback as possible – There’s a feedback button on the right hand side of your Dashboard. Check it out at http://beta.huddle.net and tell us what you think.

How many Huddlers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Three, apparently. Buh dum, tish. On the subject of weak jokes, what about one that starts “a man walks into a bar on Bermondsey Street..”? Well, this was answered by Charlie Hoult on his blog:
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