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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 Human Factor

An excellent distillation of the elixir for building software effectively would be missing an essential flavor if we didn't touch on the topic of people. Even when building software as a single developer, there are always interactions with other people in the form of clients, stakeholders, and end users. Closed systems exist only in the academic world of theories and live only inside books.

Any model – technical, methodological, or psychological – has very little relationship to reality when the human and social aspects are not considered. This is ultimately the greatest strength of the 12 agile principles.


Kent Beck, et al., Principles behind the Agile Manifesto:

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