Scrum | Java | Government | Ruby | Python | Open SourceThe Play's the ThingSeptember 15, 2014
Please take a look at my latest column for Government Computing News where I explain how to apply the guidance found in the White House's new U.S. Digital Services Playbook, which embraces agile software development and open-source for building better government applications. Just to give you an idea, here is the unedited introduction.
Software engineering is my passion--not just the technologies but the art of building software the right way. As a passionate advocate for agile development and open-source, it is gratifying to see the White House embrace both in its U.S. Digital Services Playbook. It outlines thirteen “plays,” high-level practices for effective applications. The Playbook is a great start but is rather abstract, so I will build on some of the plays to provide more specific guidance for government IT managers.