Week 14


Tuesday, December 11: Iteration 4 Demos; Project Retrospective

Review in The Art of Agile Development:

Bring your copies of The Art of Agile Development to class so that you can refer to it regarding these or other practices.

Your team should be prepared with a <10 minute demo of the stories from Iteration 4 that are "done done".

See also the results of our debrief from the third round of demos. In particular, please remember to demo full stories from beginning to end.

The project retrospective will follow the same general pattern as the iteration retrospective:

Thursday, December 13: Wrap-up; Is Rails good or evil?

At the beginning of the semester, Hartl and I sold Rails to you as a good framework for writing structured Web applications through an agile software development process. But there are also arguments against Rails: both arguments against Rails in general, and arguments that Rails is inappropriate for some applications.


Email me your answers to the following questions by 10 a.m. Put "CSC325-DEC-13" in the email subject line.

  1. Did you find any of these arguments particularly persuasive? Why or why not?
  2. In your view, was Rails a good choice for this class? Why or why not?
  3. What else would you like to discuss in relation to today's readings?

In addition to discussing the final readings, you will have the opportunity to evaluate this course.

Friday, December 14, 5:30 p.m.: Team and peer evaluations due

Team and peer evaluations are due by 5:30 p.m. today. I encourage you to use this week's regular project worktime to get this done. Your team should have received links to:

Janet Davis (davisjan@cs.grinnell.edu)

Creatted December 7, 2012
Last revised December 10, 2012