Archive for the ‘Prototyping’ Category

Rapid Prototyping With a Piece of Wood

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

May I recommend Aza Raskins recent presentation on Rapid prototyping. He shares a lot of very insightful thoughts on how (and why) rapid prototyping is so important. Rapid Prototyping with Aza Raskin from Dan Braghis on Vimeo. Aza Raskin, creative lead at Firefox, shares some tips and tricks about rapid prototyping at the Mozilla Drumbeat […]

Capgemini website article: Prototyping and Ruby on Rails

Thursday, April 24th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Capgemini officially adds Ruby to it’s service offerings

Jesper and Mads building bricks as a symbol of ruby prototyping

Great Quotes For The Agile Project Wall

Sunday, February 24th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

At a recent internal Capgemini tradeshow, we had the pleasure of using some great quotes that really benefit working the way I like the best: Small agile teams where we can show and tell — make working software and prototypes very fast in close collaboration with clients. Mads and I decided to add a few […]

Selling Ruby, Rails, and Agile Project Management

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

My colleague Mads and myself made an internal “sales show” for the way we use Ruby on Rails to deliver web projects that are fast, small, agile prototypes in close collaboration with clients. Here are a few photos from our internal Capgemini kickoff: The sign says “Test yourself: Project manager — can you handle it”. […]

RailsConf Talk Accepted: Prototyping, Hacking Enterprise Legacy Applications

Friday, June 8th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Woohoo. I got a response from O’Reilly that my talk for RailsConf in Berlin is accepted. I will be presenting with my colleague Mads Buus, who’s also active in our Copenhagen Ruby user group. Here is the talk proposal: Title: Screenscraping as a tool for changing the (legacy) world Conference: RailsConf Europe 2007 Type/Duration: 45 […]

Ruby on Rails Checklist Now Public Available

Friday, May 11th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Today I’ve removed password protection on the article “Prototyping Ruby on Rails Checklist to Get Started“. Sorry to have you waiting. There are two main reasons why I have kept it private: I wanted to check that the description worked well for me. And today I got my new laptop. It surprised me that a […]

Howto Create a Temporary Local Subversion Repository

Thursday, April 26th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

UPDATE May 1st, 2007 (forgot the two final steps 8 and 9). I’ve run into the situation a couple of times where I get started on a client’s office, but due to delays and politics it takes time to get a proper versioning control server set up. It turned out to be easy when I […]

Prototyping Ruby on Rails Checklist to Get Started

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Update May 10: this article is no longer password protected. Explanation why. Here is a brief reminder to myself before starting up a prototyping session. Some of the activities below are done only once on the current machine, some of them you must do with every project. I just wanted to have it all on […]

Prototyping Talk in Danish IT Usability Network

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 by Thomas Watson Steen

Jesper and I were invited yesterday to speak for the Danish IT usability network (link in Danish) about prototyping and our experience with prototypes. In short, the presentation touched Prototyping, how and when to get up to speed Cases from the public and financial sectors where we have been prototyping Experience with different tools, such […]

Ruby on Rails Podcast Featuring Yours Truly

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

… and other members of the Copenhagen Ruby Brigade. We just received the transcript that I ordered and I have made it available here on in the different formats: HTML Transcript Ruby on Rails podcast 041 (HTML version 28KB) (recommended) Transcript Ruby on Rails podcast 041 (Text version 17KB) Transcript Ruby on Rails podcast […]

Ruby on Rails Rapid Prototyping Just Got Faster

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Earlier I wrote how we use Ruby on Rails as rapid prototyping tool at work. Hobo is a promising plugin for Ruby on Rails to speed up development even more. At work, we’ve been looking into rapid prototyping of web applications for quite some time. Hobo might even help us to speed up development even […]

UI Conf: David Malouf and Bill Scott on AJAX

Monday, October 9th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

David Malouf and Bill Scott: Designing Powerful Web Apps with Ajax From UI 11 Conference, Cambridge, Boston October 9, 2006. David’s and Bills presentation notes available. Macromedia coined the term “Rich Internet Application” originally because they wanted to create buzz around Macromedia Flash MX. Usability tests often raise the Q: “Why doesn’t this work like […]

Attending RailsConf Europe, London, September

Monday, May 22nd, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Thomas and I are attending RailsConf Europe in London, September 14-15 later this year. From the RailsConf website: The conference is already packed with exciting speakers, including the creator of Rails, David Heinemeier Hansson, Pragmatic Programmer Dave Thomas, best-selling author and passion maven Kathy Sierra, Rails core developers Jamis Buck, Marcel Molina, Jr., Thomas Fuchs, […]

Speaking at reboot8 about Rails and rapid prototyping

Thursday, May 11th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be giving a brief talk at reboot8.0 about Rails and rapid prototyping. This is in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 1 or 2. Thomas Madsen-Mygdal (of reboot) looked for short demos of web applications, which is what I’ll do: reboot is this year gonna be showcasing 15-20 5 minute demos. […]

Speaking on usability and rapid prototyping

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

For those of you in Denmark in the Copenhagen area. May 19 I’m speaking about rapid prototyping to make usability testing earlier and more often. The focus will be on the benefits and the business value user testing creates early in the process, so at this event, there’s really no focus on Ruby on Rails […]

Ruby on Rails as rapid prototyping tool

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Ruby on Rails might be the perfect match as a prototyping tool. It delivers consistent productivity gains compared to any other prototyping tool. Very few lines of code makes it easy to change. Here is why we use it at work as our preferred prototyping tool.