Words From a Purple Mind

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Archive for November 2008

Principles of Agile Software Development

Alan Shalloway, CEO and founder of Net Objectives, presented on the lean software development principles and practices and how they can benefit to Agile practitioners during Agile 2008. For those of you that weren’t able to attend (like me) the video is definitely worth watching.

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008

This slide deck is very interesting as it shows the different tools that were used in 2008 for learning. There are a variety of tools that I use and some that I don’t right now but I’m definitely going to be checking them out.

Twellow can be used to increase connections

Some of you use Twitter but do you use Twellow as well? Twellow pulls your updates from Twitter and posts them in the categories you select. You can get listed in 10 different categories.

If you want to connect with people who have experience and expertise in your areas of interest then this is the place to go.

Top 10 Classified Submission Tips

These tips can make the difference between good and no results when submitting to online classifieds.

1. Short is better
Your goal should only be to get the potential client to your website for more information. Keep it short and sweet in the ad

Recommended: FREE keyword suggestion tool

This is a great tool for finding out what your customers are searching for. This can play a tremendous role in search engine optimization and advertising campaigns. You can bookmark this page, type in a term you are thinking of and the tool will show you how many times that word has been searched as well as other words that are like it.

Recommended: Error Search and Collaboration Site

How many times have you searched for hours on an error but couldn’t find an answer. I stumbled upon a very cool site called bug.gd today that I thought I’d share with everyone else.

The site’s goal is “No one should ever have to solve an error that someone else already solved”. I think that is a great goal.