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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)
Free Chapter
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Chapter 21
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Beyond Requirements: Knowledge Crunching

Collaboration with domain experts is at the core of DDD, which coined the term "knowledge crunching" to express it. "Knowledge crunching is the art of distilling relevant information from the problem domain in order to build a useful model that can fulfill the needs of business use cases."


Scott Millett and Nick Tune, Patterns, Principles, and Practices of Domain-Driven Design,

The goal of knowledge crunching is to go toward the path of understanding collectively, so that the requirements are focused on the features that give the most value to the business; features that in turn maximize the value that the software implementing them can provide.

What enables effective collaboration is communication, again in agreement with the agile principles, as we saw in the previous lesson. In agreement with this aspect...