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What are Agile User Stories and Why Should You Split Them?

Story splitting is one of the most deceptively difficult skills to master in agile. It sounds so easy, “Let’s just a break a big story part into smaller pieces.” But as easy as it sounds, I struggled with it when I first transitioned to agile. I have since seen many other teams and individuals struggle with the …

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Using React Hooks in the SharePoint Framework (SPFx 1.8)

A new feature released in React 16.8 is React Hooks that allow you to reuse stateful logic and share component behavior among many components or with the community. Before React Hooks, we broke down our UI into small, digestible, reusable components. The idea was that each component could be pulled out and reused in other projects. …

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Identifying SSAS Tabular Processing Performance Issues

Have you ever developed or worked on tabular models that take longer to process than you expect? Have you ever wanted to decrease the processing time so you can process the tabular model more often? In my experience, I have answered “yes” to both questions. In this post I’d like to share a technique that …

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Agile Transformation Pain Point: Struggles with Story Writing

Avoid Technical Stories Many Product Owners don’t have a lot of experience writing requirements, and if you’re a BA like I am coming from a waterfall world, you tend to like to write a lot because that’s what you used to have to do. But now user stories are meant to be from the user …

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Getting Started with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

Throughout 2017, Microsoft has been releasing updates to the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) – a new client-side development experience to customize SharePoint’s Modern Experience. We’ve been experiencing the changing development landscape as it takes shape. Recently, I was lucky to have the opportunity to attend SP Fest Chicago to hear the experiences of notable people from the …

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Entity Framework 6.0 – Intercepting SQL produced by EF

Entity Framework 6.0 was recently released. One of the new features added is called Interception. You can now add “hooks” into each Context to catch events to log or even change values. Setting up these Interceptors is very simple. First, you need to create the Inteceptor class. There are two interfaces that you can use: IDbCommandTreeInterceptor and IDbCommandInterceptor. …

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