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Preventing Agile Scrum methodology from degrading code quality

"practical advice for avoiding [delivering broken software with Scrum] – whether you’re an Organizer or you’re an Activist Developer"

The key problem identified is that incentive to abandon code quality to meet time/budget and feature goals.

The solution is to, first, not allow tests, in code, automated, or human, and other issues of code quality to be cut off from the features that are being built. Hide the time in the task estimates if absolutely necessary.

But also:

Re-starting the Ruby bot

Stefan graced the Agaric chat room with a Ruby bot that reports when commits are made. Sometimes it stops working (tries to rejoin the chat room, dies immediately) and it can be fixed by ending the Ruby process and starting it again.

ssh simone.mayfirst.org
sudo su
su stefan
top  # identify the ruby process or processes (PID), for this say it is 12345
kill -9 12345
rbot & disown

Faking an active trail for items not in a menu: Drupal 7 active state for main menu based on content type

Situation: You have lots of content that you don't really want in a menu at all, but you want to appear to be below or within a section of the site when you are viewing that content. For instance, when viewing news content the menu link for the overall views listing should appear to be active, or rather in the active path or trail.

Return user to current page: How to link to a form from a Drupal menu

Press login / press account links for anonymous and logged in users, respectively. Subtly added to a bottom menu. Via code in order to allow for the redirect back to the page you were on after login or editing.

There is surely a way, or should be a way, that does not involve hook_page_alter(), but hey, this works.

Media module should use Views for Administration

Media module should at least come with proper Views integration and a number of default views for administration, probably making use of Views Bulk Operations.

This can be pure progressive enhancement, the code weight is in separate files and the rare person who does not have Views can use the much weaker administration pages Media currently has.

Exposed filters and VIews Gotcha

Ordinarily, when you leave off selecting a taxonomy term from a filter that says "Is one of", nodes tagged with that term will not show up in the View. However, when you make that filter an Exposed filter, the behavior changes. Even if you checkmark "Limit list to selected items", nodes tagged with that term will show in the initial view. Users see this item, but if they filter, they won't see it any more. Not exactly intuitive.

Capturing Menu Block configuration in code with hook_menu_block_blocks()

<?php
/**
* Implements hook_menu_block_blocks().
*/
function feature_about_menu_block_blocks() {
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