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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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  • Eldon: "They said yes, and we can even hire two new people!"
  • Me: "You joking, mate?"
  • Eldon: "Seriously. I already know someone who would fit with us perfectly and can come and join us. Do you know anyone yourself?"
  • Me: "Actually, I do know an amazing guy, knowledgeable and humble, who worked with me in the past and is looking for something..."

Recruiting was sorted there and then – the essence of pragmatism. I am proud of having a good network of respectable and knowledgeable team players who enjoyed working with me and would love to do it again:

  • Eldon: "But we must pick one tester and one business analyst as well; that's considered mandatory in a business team here."
  • Me: "Let's take someone who would be happy to learn something new and make the team enjoyable."
  • Eldon: "Definitely."
  • Me: "I bet I can get them up to speed by writing the...