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Agile Technical Practices Distilled

By : Pedro M. Santos, Marco Consolaro, Alessandro Di Gioia
Book Image

Agile Technical Practices Distilled

By: Pedro M. Santos, Marco Consolaro, Alessandro Di Gioia

Overview of this book

The number of popular technical practices has grown exponentially in the last few years. Learning the common fundamental software development practices can help you become a better programmer. This book uses the term Agile as a wide umbrella and covers Agile principles and practices, as well as most methodologies associated with it. You’ll begin by discovering how driver-navigator, chess clock, and other techniques used in the pair programming approach introduce discipline while writing code. You’ll then learn to safely change the design of your code using refactoring. While learning these techniques, you’ll also explore various best practices to write efficient tests. The concluding chapters of the book delve deep into the SOLID principles - the five design principles that you can use to make your software more understandable, flexible and maintainable. By the end of the book, you will have discovered new ideas for improving your software design skills, the relationship within your team, and the way your business works.
Table of Contents (31 chapters)
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Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Chapter 21
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Chapter 10

Design IV –Design Patterns

The basic laws of the universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can't grasp them. There is a pattern in creation.

– Albert Einstein

The first time I heard about Design Patterns I was still in Italy, in one of my first jobs. A colleague was talking about a previous interview, "When they started asking me about design patterns, I knew I was doomed! Ciaone!"

After the general laugh (my colleague, Matteo is a great developer and an amazing storyteller!), I had this exotic term blinking in my mind: Design Patterns. I didn't even know what these patterns were. I would have been doomed as well in such an interview. I had to know more.

I Googled it quickly and read a few random pages here and there, and I realized this wasn't a subject you can pick up easily. And when memorization is not among one's best qualities, it may appear to be a daunting task. A few months...