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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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Team Building

When we made the choice of business analyst (BA) and tester, we went to talk to them first to see whether they would like the idea of working with us. It was very humbling to feel they were genuinely excited about it, but also a bit scared:

  • BA: "No one ever explained the backlog to me, and I've only been here a few months, so I can't say I really know the business. Are you really sure I can be of help? Maybe others more seasoned in the business will know more stuff!"
  • Me: "I have the impression that no one here really understands the business. I feel that there are two kinds of people: those who pretend to know and those who express doubts. We prefer people of the second kind. We will dig into the business knowledge together as a team until we gain the understanding we need."
  • Tester: "Guys, I have to let you know beforehand that I have never worked like that before. I am not sure if I am up to your expectations?"
  • ...