Funny Stuff

Here's a little humor from ICONIX!

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SCRUM for Brain Surgeons

Hey, if it works for managing software backlogs, it must work for reducing backlogs when scheduling medical procedures, too, right? Wait, my brain hurts. Monty Python fans will appreciate the photo of Mr. Gumby (victim of a botched brain surgery) and the link to the video of his follow-up brain refactoring experience. Somehow the metaphor works, doesn't it?

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The Infamous Agile Methods Scrum Skit

Does your agile development process have a little too much Scrum in it? Are you a fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus? Does the phrase "Scrum, Scrum, JUnit, and Scrum" sound vaguely familiar? If you've answered YES to one or more of the above questions, we think you'll like this one.

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The Difference between Includes and Extends

In this MP3 file, the exalted Princess Mathangi gives the definitive explanation of use case diagram stereotypes, and puts to rest once and for all any debate about the difference between <<includes>> and <<extends>>.

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Songs of the Extremos

imagine there's no requirements. It's easy if you try
just a bunch of coders, reachin for the sky
imagine all the people, coding for today

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Alice in Use Case Land

I'm using satire in this talk to point out a few things about current software development practices that seem like, while they may have started off from good ideas and may still contain some good ideas, but that have acquired a significant amount of momentum in some directions that might be counterproductive. At least, they seem that way to me.

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The Emperor's New Code

Once upon a time there lived a project manager (named, curiously enough, Fred Emperor) whose only worry in life was to keep up with the latest trends in development techniques. He changed methodology almost every project and loved to show off his knowledge to management...

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The Ministry of Code Smells

Picture this scene from monty python's flying circus. john cleese sits at a desk, in a suit. the desk has a sign on it that says "Ministry of Code Smells". in walk a pair of programmers, Eric Idle and (dressed as a woman) Terry Jones. They are carrying a computer printout.

Cleese: Good Morning. We'd like to smell your code, please.

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