This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
An Ideal Day is a day of ideal flowing development without any disruptions. It's a more or less subjective unit for estimating effort. Many teams substitute it by even more arbitrary units like just Points or even "Gummy Bears" Velocity is the measurement of how much effort you worked on in a fixed period. For example the team might have developed Stories worth 11 Story Points in the last iteration - its Velocity is 11. This value is used to predict how fast future development will be, so the team plans to work on Stories worth 11 Points for the next iteration (iterations have fixed length in XP). See http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?IdealProgrammingTime http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?ProjectVelocity http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?YesterdaysWeather
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus