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Visual cues – connectedness

Posted on August 21st, 2012 · Posted in Visual Thinking

If you have applied a screen protector to an iPad, you have probably found out you need the hands of a surgeon to get it right. I was happily oblivious of this until the screen protector I’d ordered arrived in the post yesterday. Having spent nearly $20 for a pack..
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UML 2.0 Use Case Diagrams – level of detail

Posted on March 27th, 2012 · Posted in UML Today

“Hey, why don’t we go to The Smiling Chef after work?” As much as I love the get-togethers with my girlfriends, they aren’t without obstacles. Like trying to dodge The Smiling Chef or any other restaurant where you are charged an arm and a leg for a nicely roasted thigh. Squab’s thigh...
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UML 2.0 Use Case Diagrams – introduction

Posted on March 6th, 2012 · Posted in UML Today

This week, at Amir’s request, Angela talks about what-ifs, scenarios and how a Use Case Diagram can show these.

What happened to Manuel… – loops in UML 2.0 Sequence Diagrams revisited

Posted on December 21st, 2011 · Posted in UML Today

Over the last few weeks we’ve had a lot of readers, especially female, ask what happened to Manuel and whether he managed to meet his deadline. If you remember, we left him ordering pizza in preparation for a mid-week all-nighter.

How to create a theme in Flash Builder 4

Posted on December 15th, 2011 · Posted in How to...

Short version Create a library project in Flash Builder 4 Add style and skin classes Make sure you list your style classes with the -include-file compiler argument (Project > Properties > Flex Library Compiler > Additional compiler arguments) Build the library Import the built .SWC as a theme

UML 2.0 Sequence Diagrams – loops

Posted on December 5th, 2011 · Posted in UML Today
UML 2.0 Sequence Diagrams - loop introduction

When I was asked to write this post, an old story about loops came to mind… A few lines of dry theory first, though.

Diagram Corner: (Kind of) binary search

Posted on November 14th, 2011 · Posted in UML Today

Remember the classic ‘Where’s the butter?’ dialogue between man and woman? Angela dives into it in an attempt to diagram the depths of the male and the female psyche…

How to move a ProjectLocker repository to Kiln

Posted on November 9th, 2011 · Posted in How to...

It’s easy, actually. Maybe, like us, you have a small team and code base kindly hosted by someone like ProjectLocker. But maybe, like us, you were converted to something a bit more integrated like FogBugz and Kiln. We didn’t think we would be, but one of us attended the FogCreek..
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