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Re^3: Nobody Expects the Agile Imposition (Part VI): Architecture

by Corion (Pope)
on Jan 23, 2011 at 20:55 UTC ( #883801=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Nobody Expects the Agile Imposition (Part VI): Architecture
in thread Nobody Expects the Agile Imposition (Part VI): Architecture

A cynical person could say that Booking.com is actively hindering Perl5 development by hiring so many (ex-)pumpkings and other people knowledgeable in Perl :-)

As far as I'm aware, demerphq, BooK, Abigail and RafaŽl (and likely many others whose names I just currently don't have in mind) work there.


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Re^4: Nobody Expects the Agile Imposition (Part VI): Architecture
by JavaFan (Canon) on Jan 23, 2011 at 22:37 UTC
    A cynical person could say that Booking.com is actively hindering Perl5 development by hiring so many (ex-)pumpkings and other people knowledgeable in Perl
    OTOH, by providing them with an income, they may actually have some time to help Perl development. Open source contributers need to eat as well.
    As far as I'm aware, demerphq, BooK, Abigail and RafaŽl (and likely many others whose names I just currently don't have in mind) work there.
    There's Acme::CPANAuthors::Booking which lists about 25 people. But last what I heard is that they employ over 50 developers, so I guess not all of their employees have modules on CPAN.
Re^4: Nobody Expects the Agile Imposition (Part VI): Architecture
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon) on Jan 24, 2011 at 09:36 UTC

    Wow, that's very interesting. Are they physically working together? If so, in which city? Doing a bit of googling, I found a description of Abigail's When Scrum Isn't Agile Enough talk at YAPC::Europe 2010:

    In early 2009, Booking.com started using the agile programming technique, Scrum, for doing development. Right from the beginning, Booking.com needed to steer away from the formal Scrum way in order to cope with its unique demands. Over a period of a year, Booking.com has evolved the technique it uses, resulting in a methodology called "Beyond Scrum".

    In this talk, we discuss the Scrum methodology, and how Booking.com initially implemented it. We then discuss the shortcomings and problems Booking.com encountered, and how Booking.com has solved them. We finish we an overview of how Booking.com currently uses its "Beyond Scrum" methodology.

    Did anyone attend this talk? If so, can you remember any details of the Booking.com "Beyond Scrum" methodology? I googled but couldn't find a description of it.

      Yes most of us work together in the office - some people work from home. City is Amsterdam - and there is much more of us than you would think ;) I'm not sure about the exact numbers as I never bothered to count - but I would say that 50 is way too little.

      And the correct name/site is: www.booking.com


      Have you tried freelancing/outsourcing? Check out Scriptlance - I work there since 2003. For more info about Scriptlance and freelancing in general check out my home node.

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