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Agile Estimating and Planning book review

September 3rd, 2013

This book is very accessible, with loads of examples and use-cases. It provides a good red line to follow, working from the lowest levels (estimating a story) to the highest levels (implementing for large distributed teams).

Ramon de la Fuente

Dutch PHP Conference 2013 revisited

June 10th, 2013

We've kind of turned a corner at Future500, acknowledging that we have not been involved in the Open Source (PHP) community enough in the past few years. It's my fault - I am the owner after all - so I finally made a decision to make a field trip to the biggest and baddest conference PHP has to offer in the Netherlands: the Dutch PHP Conference 2013. Here's what went down...

Ramon de la Fuente

Fixing your Apple Terminal

April 11th, 2013

I think most of you will agree that Apple's Terminal looks and behaves horribly out of the box. So we need to adjust a few things... By following this guide I hope you'll enjoy the Terminal a bit more :)

Jasper N. Brouwer

A year with the cowboy hat

April 10th, 2013

Quite some time ago I read this article entitled "Cowboy coding and the pink sombrero". It's about editing code on the production server and how that's obviously a bad thing™

Ramon de la Fuente

Password best practices @Future500

April 3rd, 2013

I've been building software for well over a decade now, and I'm absolutely guilty for breaking every rule below in the past.. but we've been adopting a more active approach to outlining our company beliefs, to live and breathe what we do every day. So here's our stance on password security:

Ramon de la Fuente