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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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Cracking On

We were just a team of four when we started, and we had to wait a few days before the two new members could jump on board. Eldon and I decided to split the job and tackle the two most critical tasks – one task each.

While he was setting up the walking skeleton and finding the best way to seamlessly integrate our new REST API with the legacy system that we were constrained to talk to for authentication and login purposes, I took the job of taking care of the requirements with the goal of building a proper acceptance test automation suite. That involved also coaching a BA and tester – this was the most delicate part of the job, in my point of view. I had already committed on it with them, and I couldn't let them down.

Typical discussions about Behavior Driven Development (BDD) frameworks arose, but the process to use a new framework for the team would have to go through bureaucracy and middle management – something we wanted to avoid because...