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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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The Green Flag

The technique revealed itself to be very successful. After the first month and a half, our system was already in great shape. The business stakeholders couldn't believe their eyes. Finally, after years, something was deployed that actually worked, and it steadily grew, feature after feature, and without defects. After a few more months (in record times by the standard of the old team), we had successfully implemented the whole backlog we were in charge of.

A few weeks later, the news no one would have bet a dime on arrived: the project had been green flagged. We had ensured the budget for the whole team to be available for another year. We made possible what a few months before seemed impossible.

The technical skills that we applied, along with the experience and the principles described in this book, were of great importance. We balanced risk mitigation and development speed using a superior acceptance test suite and a maniacal focus on clean code, SOLID...