Einträge von Daniela Calvus

PDF generation with JavaScript

Creating PDFs from webcontent is a common use case in the RIA (Rich Internet Application) world. For example you can create a download of a bill in a billing system or create an instance of a predefined template enriched with data from the webpage. If you need to create a PDF you have two choices:

– Generate the PDF in the backend of your RIA application, for example in Java.
– Generate the PDF in the frontend for example in plain Javascript, AngularJS or Angular2-5.

So, whats the advantaces and disadvantages of these two approaches?

Requirements Kata – Prioritization

To develop software sucessfully it is important to know which requirements are important to the stakeholders. Depending on the result it can be decided which requirements will be implemented first or what is omitted because of missing budget or time. It is important that the resulting prioritization does not care about technical dependencies. Requirements on which others depend will not be prioritized higher.

At the beginning of the kata all participants will meet and the moderator will give a should introduction into the theme. For this, the priorization techniques are presented, so that everybody knows what he will learn in the kata. Afterwards the training subject will be presented.

Requirements Kata – Determination techniques

In this kata the participants should learn how determination techniques are used to gather requirements from the customer.

At the beginning of the kata all participants will meet and the moderator will give a short introduction into the theme. In order that everybody knows, what he will learn in the kata, the determination techniques are presented. Afterwards the training subject will be presented.

Requirements Kata – Easy Way to practise requirements engineering

Code Katas are well known in the modern software developing world. Short courses or programming tasks are implemented to improve coding skills by training and execution. But what is a requirement kata? Easy: a kata where the participants train their requirements engineering skills by experience.

Good requirements engineering is the key to plan, understand, document and implement requirements successfully. All contributors of a software project should have (at least basic) skills in requirements engineering, not only consultants and software developer in contact with the customer. […]

Best Libraries to Work with Charts in AngularJS

More and more business applications are implemented as web applications in AngularJS, a structural framework provided by Google, i.e. to be location and device independent. A typical requirement for business applications is graphically displaying values, e.g. financial or statistical data in different types of charts. Bar chart, pie charts and other charts which are known […]