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Game Development In a Post-Agile World 149

An anonymous reader writes "Many games developers have been pursuing agile development, and we are now beginning to witness the debris and chaos it has caused. While there have been some successes, there have also been many casualties. As the industry at large is moving away from the phantasmagoria of Agile, Gwaredd Mountain, Technical Director at Climax Studios, looks at Post-Agile and what this might mean for the games industry."

Comment Re:the obligatory... (Score 2, Informative) 146

Almost!

There's a great interview by Dan Lane with a chap from Sonim about the phone / Land Rover deal over at The Really Mobile Project. It's a few weeks old if that tells you anything about the /. story! They drove around the Land Rover test track with it attached to one of the wheels, so it got to be spun around, submerged, and I think at one point they drive over it too.

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Submission + - Online Demand for Workers on the Rise

MonsterGolum writes: Monster Worldwide Inc. said Thursday its local employment index, which measures online recruitment activity in top U.S. markets, rose in 26 of 28 metro areas as the demand for workers remained robust. "'The March findings of the Monster Local Employment Index illustrate a solid pick-up in online recruiting in major U.S. cities in the final month of the first quarter,"' said Steve Pogorzelski, group president of Monster Worldwide, which operates job search Web site Monster.com.
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Submission + - How Safe is Space Tourism?

Radon360 writes: The race to send tourists into space is heating up with billionaires funding their own companies to build and launch spaceships for nonastronauts. Meanwhile, earlier this month, a Russian rocket carried another billionaire, former Microsoft Corp. programmer Charles Simonyi, to the International Space Station. The ride was brokered by Space Adventures Ltd., a company that has announced plans to build spaceports in Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

But how safe is the space tourism business? The subject is discussed in a WSJ interview with Patricia Smith, who heads the Federal Aviation Administration office responsible for overseeing the nascent industry, and space entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, a co-founder of Space Adventures and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, which awarded a $10 million prize to Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne in 2004.

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