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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 16

Outside-In Development

"The key in making great and growable systems is much more to design how its modules communicate rather than what their internal properties and behaviors should be."

– Alan Kay

In this lesson, we start a journey where we move from building things right, to building the right things. Building things right is a more technical journey and revolves around the principles covered so far. Building the right things is a matter of business alignment and that involves several other abilities.

We will see in the following lessons that a business is made up of interactions between people, so while technical excellence is important, it is not enough, per se. We feel that real mastery encompasses this understanding. So let's begin this final part of the journey with one last technique which, in our experience, seamlessly enables a shift in perspective on development toward the business.

Outside-in is a development...