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  Agile Data Home Page
The Agile Data Method, and the supporting agile database techniques, describe an approach that has a chance at succeeding because it describes ways that people actually work in practice.
The heart of the Agile Data method is in its philosophies and its roles.
We must all recognize we need to become more agile, that we can take an agile approach to modeling and documentation, that data models don't drive object models (and vice versa), that we need new tools, and that we should work in our our separate development sandboxes.
www.agiledata.org   (604 words)

 Python (programming language) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Python is notable amongst current popular high-level languages for having a philosophy that emphasizes the importance of programmer effort over that of computers and for rejecting more arcane language features, readability having a higher priority than speed or expressiveness.
Python is often characterised as minimalist, though this only applies to the core language's syntax and semantics; the standard library provides the language with a large number of additional libraries and extensions.
The Python programming language is actively used in industry and academia for a wide variety of purposes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Python_programming_language   (2755 words)

 programming | Agile Software Development (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
XP as usual goes to the extreme point and offers the pair programming practice, when the reviews are performed continuously.
The usual problem with the code reviews (unless you practice the pair programming) is that they are often performed after writing a big block of code and reviewers can concentrate on the micro level issues like coding conventions and style.
Agile methodologies propose self-organized team to decide who is doing what, more traditional waterfall approaches propose that manager allocates tasks to the guys with the free time slots.
agilesoftwaredevelopment.com.cob-web.org:8888 /taxonomy/term/14   (592 words)

 Agile software development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Initially, agile methods were called "lightweight methods." In 2001, prominent members of the community met at Snowbird and adopted the name "agile methods." Later, some of these people formed The Agile Alliance[2], a non-profit organization that promotes agile development.
Agile methods are sometimes characterized as being at the opposite end of the spectrum from "plan-driven" or "disciplined" methodologies.
Agile methods differ from iterative methods in that their time period is measured in weeks rather than months and work is performed in a highly collaborative manner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agile_programming   (3051 words)

 Software Reality
New languages must compete with older languages; if they are general purpose, functional, expressive and marketed then they stand a chance of being adopted.
Given the history of language evolution, the shift from C to C++ marked a requirement for extensive libraries to be made available.
Like Dr. Stroustrup says in his book,"A general purpose language will never be the best one for a specialized area", there are trade-offs and wiser is the IT manager who can analize and decide which programming language is going to be used for a specific project.
www.softwarereality.com /programming/language_lifecycles.jsp   (1841 words)

 Mitchell Software Engineering -- The Icon Programming Language
It's often the case that a programmer working on a large project encounters small problems that are amenable to being solved with a program but it can be hard to justify the time to develop a solution in whatever language he or she knows best.
Agile languages, which are called "scripting languages" by some, are designed to let the programmer work at a high level and write very expressive code.
Three popular agile languages are Perl, Python, and Ruby but a number of programmers have found that Icon is a good choice for an agile language because it has:
www.mitchellsoftwareengineering.com /icon   (1045 words)

 Agile PLM | Agile PLM Platform | Agile SDK | Overview
Thus, developers are free to write Agile API applications in their preferred computer language, which reduces training costs and speeds application development time.
For example, Agile API can be used to search for all items that meet certain criteria; create new items, changes, manufacturers, or manufacturer parts; redline a Bills of Material (BOM); update part or document attributes; check-in or check-out a document; or route a change order for approval.
Thus, companies can confidently roll out Agile API applications knowing that their critical data can only be accessed by authorized users and data transmission within the company and outside the company takes place in a secure manner that prevents tampering.
www.agile.com /solutions/platform/sdk.asp   (452 words)

 Functional programming in the Java language
One aspect of the Java language that is often overlooked is its classification as an imperative programming language.
From a functional programming standpoint, the expression is not yet a general piece of logic; that is, it cannot be passed around and asked to execute whenever you want, without regard to the current position of execution control.
The new alt.lang.jre series is devoted to exploring alternate languages for the Java platform, many of which take advantage of such functional (and agile) programming concepts as closures and first class functions.
www-106.ibm.com /developerworks/library/j-fp.html?ca=drs-j2904   (4831 words)

 MF Bliki: UmlAsProgrammingLanguage
The promise of this is that UML is a higher level language and thus more productive than current programming languages.
Most people I know don't program for a living in the language they consider to be the most productive.
Proponents of UML as a programming language often seem to fall victim to the PlatformIndependentMalapropism.
www.martinfowler.com /bliki/UmlAsProgrammingLanguage.html   (214 words)

 Wikinfo | Python programming language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Python is an interpreted, interactive programming language created by Guido van Rossum, originally as a scripting language for Amoeba OS capable of making system calls.
Python is one of the three programming languages used as part of LAMP.
Though the designer of Python is somewhat hostile to functional programming and the Lisp tradition, there are significant parallels between the philosophy of Python and that of minimalist Lisp-family languages such as Scheme.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Python_programming_language   (3017 words)

 NewsForge | Version 2.3.3 of the Python Programming Language
The language is the basis of mission-critical applications used by tens of thousands of companies and organizations worldwide, and its user base is growing rapidly.
Python is a powerful object oriented programming language that is developed and maintained by a global community of Open Source contributors, under the oversight of the Python Software Foundation.
Python is often characterized as an agile language that promotes speedy development and includes a unit-testing framework for building more robust applications.
www.newsforge.com /newsvac/03/12/30/2028245.shtml   (578 words)

 james britt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Python, Ruby) scripting/interpreted languages in general, and removing the notion that they are not suited for "real" programming.
There is a belief that, while scripting languages are perhaps handy for short grunt tasks or prototypes, they just don't scale, or their lack of static data typing leads to run-time errors, or they're special-purpose tools they but can't do system programming.
A language is agile when it lets the developer pick the level abstraction best suited for the task.
www.jamesbritt.com /Design@Agile_Programming_Languages.txt   (786 words)

 Langr Software Solutions - Agile Java
Agile Java will teach you the craft of professional Java programming.
Agile Java instead shows you the simple, proven technique of test-driven development (TDD), a highly feedback-driven programming tool.
The genius of Agile Java is that it's immensely practical, with plenty of tips and advice.
www.langrsoft.com /agileJava   (687 words)

 Agile Solutions Group -- Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Responsibilities include coaching business community to leverage agile practices in their project management and mentoring development staff in learning agile programming practices and object oriented programming.
Responsible for teaching language, OO, and agile development courses, mentoring developers, and helping entire organizations transition to agile development.
Involved sole responsibility for architecture definition, OO and language training and mentoring, assigning tasks to developers, pair-programming and coaching developers, and interface to management.
www.agilesolutionsgroup.com /resume.html   (696 words)

 About Python
Python is an dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be compared with Java and Microsoft's.NET-based languages as a general-purpose substrate for many kinds of software development.
Python was designed from the ground up to be embeddable and serves as an excellent choice as a scripting language for customization or extension of larger applications.
The open source license for Python allows unrestricted use, modification, and redistribution of the language or anything that is based on it, commercially or otherwise.
wingide.com /python   (572 words)

 AGILE 3-D CAD/CAM ToolKit - C-Solutions, Inc. - Makers of SIMUFLOW, GMSWorks, AGILE, CAD/CAM/CAE Software Solutions
Agile is a high-level, compiled graphics programming language.
Agile can serve an interface between GMS and user-written applications.
It's structured programming, full algorithmic capability, scientific function library, and interface to C and FORTRAN provide the power desired by experienced programmers.
www.gmsworks.com /agile.html   (278 words)

 OO versus XML + agile programming languages? - O'Reilly ONLamp Blog
I think the stronger argument is that even when I think my designs were well considered, I could have done things better with dynamic, declarative and data-driven (D4) methodologies, mixing in OO in small doses only where it is clearly the best model.
In this case the key to fixing the mess presented by OO extremity is not data-driven extremity, but rather the dynamicism of languages such as Python.
When I first got into REXX, my fist agile programming language, there was no XML, but it was very clear to me how REXX’s expressiveness was superior to the rigid object hierarchies I’d become used to creating.
oreillynet.com /onlamp/blog/2003/12/oo_versus_xml_agile_programmin.html   (831 words)

 Agile PLM Product Lifecycle Management Press Release: 10/9/2006: Agile Software Selects ShareNow for AppExchange for ...
"Agile Software, a global leader of enterprise-class PLM solutions, chose to deploy ShareNow for AppExchange within their Salesforce implementation to address the need for an integrated sales tool library for internal staff and a global network of channel partners.
Agile OnDemand is a Software as a Service (SaaS) version of the Agile Advantage solution.
Apex, salesforce.com’s on-demand platform and programming language, enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful new on-demand applications, and for the first time, to write and run their own code hosted with the security, reliability, upgradeability and ease-of-use of salesforce.com’s industry-leading multi-tenant service.
www.agile.com /pressreleases/index.asp?view=581   (1154 words)

 Relational Databases 101: Looking at the Whole Picture
There may be data extraction scripts or programs that read data from your database, perhaps to produce an XML data file or simply so your data can be loaded into another database.
Although Agile Modeling implores you to Update Only When It Hurts, that your documentation doesn’t have to be perfectly in synch with your schema at all times, the reality is that you will need to update your docs at some point.
This enables your Agile DBA to evolve the database schema as they need to, perhaps via database refactorings, and all they need to worry about is keeping the data access classes up to date.
www.agiledata.org /essays/relationalDatabases.html   (5181 words)

 The Java Community Process(SM) Program - JSRs: Java Specification Requests - detail JSR# 241
Groovy is a complement of the Java programming language, not a replacement of it.
Groovy is a very "learnable" programming language that makes adoption of the Java platform by developers go more quickly and smoothly.
To the JVM, there is no difference between a class file compiled from the Groovy language and one compiled from the Java programming language.
jcp.org /en/jsr/detail?id=241   (1243 words)

 Agile programming language - meaning of word (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The name could just as easily be applied to assembly language, whose execution is agile.
I included this category because it is present in the Programming language article.
I'll gladly remove it if it is also taken out the programming language article.
www.wordsonline.org.cob-web.org:8888 /Agile_programming_language   (147 words)

 Beyond Java - Is It Time for "Groovy"? @ SYS-CON UNITED KINGDOM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
According to Monson-Haefel Groovy is "an agile, dynamic programming language like Python, Perl and Ruby, but it's designed specifically for the Java Platform and is completely interoperable with conventional Java programs." Groovy isn't a replacement for the Java programming language, he adds, it's a complement to that language.
Conventional programming languages are very exacting, meaning that you have to dot every 'i' and cross every 't' in order for the program to compile.
I'm not a language designer, but I understand the power that languages like Python and Ruby offer developers and I believe it is time for the Java Platform to include an agile programming language.
uk.sys-con.com /read/44117.htm   (1482 words)

 Agile Modeling (AM) Home Page: Effective Practices for Modeling and Documentation
Agile Modeling (AM) is a practice-based methodology for effective modeling and documentation of software-based systems.
Simply put, Agile Modeling (AM) is a collection of values, principles, and practices for modeling software that can be applied on a software development project in an effective and light-weight manner.
As you see in Figure 1 AM is meant to be tailored into other, full-fledged methodologies such as XP or RUP, enabling you to develop a software process which truly meets your needs.
www.agilemodeling.com   (117 words)

 The Java Community Process(SM) Program - JSRs: Java Specification Requests - detail JSR# 241
Groovy includes language features found in Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk, but uses syntax natural to developers that use the Java programming language.
Where the Java programming language is exacting, Groovy is expedient.
Where the Java programming language is extensive, Groovy is convenient.
www.jcp.org /en/jsr/detail?id=241   (1243 words)

 The Groovy Programming Language: TS-3814, 2004
JSR 241, the Groovy Programming Language, proposes the standardization of a new programming language for the Java platform -- one that is on equal footing with the Java technology programming language.
Groovy is an agile, dynamic programming language like Smalltalk, Python, Perl, and Ruby, but it's designed specifically for the Java platform and is completely interoperable with conventional Java technology software programs.
Groovy is not a replacement for the Java technology programming language; it complements it.
developers.sun.com /learning/javaoneonline/2004/corej2se/TS-3814.html   (190 words)

 Programming Language Naming Patterns
Most of you have noticed that programming language names tend to fall in several different themes.
Languages may be placed in more than one category of appropriate; we will not suffer the LimitsOfHierarchies here.
Claimed to be the world's first systems programming language; partially based on Algol, which in 1958 was called IAL (International Algorithmic Language).
c2.com /cgi/wiki?ProgrammingLanguageNamingPatterns   (1212 words)

 [Tutor] what is the difference between a scripting and object oriented programming language?
Some equate it with interpreted languages, but many interpreted languages have never been called scripting languages.
Object-oriented programming is an approach to organizing code and data structures in a program.
Dividing programming languages into: Procedural, Functional, Scripting and Object-oriented, is a bit like dividing my thing into Red Things, Small Things, Hard things and Wet Things.
mail.python.org /pipermail/tutor/2003-June/022876.html   (686 words)

 Programming Languages Forums
PHP is an open source scripting language that has taken the web development industry by storm.
C programming forum discussing all C derivatives, including C#, C++, Object-C, and even plain old vanilla C. These languages are low level languages, and used on projects such as device drivers, compilers, and even whole computer operating systems.
Python was designed from the ground up to be a completely object-oriented programming language.
forums.devshed.com /programming-languages-41   (314 words)

 RHDL: An Agile HDL
RHDL (Ruby Hardware Description Language) is an HDL based on the Ruby programming language.
My idea in developing RHDL was to build an HDL on an object oriented programming language to allow HDL features (concurrent processes, signals, parallelism etc.) in addition to features which come with a modern, object oriented, agile programming language like Ruby (www.ruby-lang.org).
Scripting languages like Ruby (I prefer to call them agile programming languages since they are full-featured, dynamic programming languages) allow developers to develop at a higher level than is possible with statically typed languages like C, C++ or Java.
rhdl.rubyforge.org   (372 words)

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