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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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Business and DevOps

Once the bounded contexts are correctly defined and implemented, there is still one important aspect to consider for a complete and effective information system. The ability to make changes is meaningless if it doesn't include the ability to smoothly deploy them in production, because the value is delivered only when it is available to the end user. Furthermore, the systems must be monitored so that actions can be taken quickly when something doesn't work as expected. Finally, it must be possible to easily experiment in safe environments in order to find the best technical solutions based on empirical data gathered by experience. These are the ideas underlying DevOps as described in The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford, and revisited in The DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis.

Their work is essential to understanding how to maximize the value of DevOps, and it is particularly valuable...