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The Agile Developer's Handbook

By : Paul Flewelling
Book Image

The Agile Developer's Handbook

By: Paul Flewelling

Overview of this book

This book will help you overcome the common challenges you’ll face when transforming your working practices from waterfall to Agile. Each chapter builds on the last, starting with easy-to-grasp ways to get going with Agile. Next you’ll see how to choose the right Agile framework for your organization. Moving on, you’ll implement systematic product delivery and measure and report progress with visualization. Then you’ll learn how to create high performing teams, develop people in Agile, manage in Agile, and perform distributed Agile and collaborative governance. At the end of the book, you’ll discover how Agile will help your company progressively deliver software to customers, increase customer satisfaction, and improve the level of efficiency in software development teams.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

The DevOps culture

Continuous Integration (CI), Delivery, and Deployment tackle two problems that we traditionally leave until the end of our software life cycle: integration of code and strategies for deployment.

We've learned that doing something in large chunks, is very risky, especially in a complex software environment. Waiting until the end of your software development process to work out how to combine different parts of the system and deploy them leaves a critical feedback loop open for too long.

Work done during the integration and deployment phase will often include changes to how our software is built. Leaving it until the last moment to receive this feedback will either be costly or will mean it's ignored.

Modern software teams know that the work isn't done until it's delivered to our customer, which for most means it's deployed and operational...