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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
1
Section 1
7
Section 2
13
Section 3
19
Section 4
25
Chapter 21
28
License: CyberDojo

Team Play

Teamwork requires some sacrifice up front; people who work as a team have to put the collective needs of the group ahead of their individual interests.

– Patrick Lencioni

The best team players all have one very distinguishable characteristic in common: they put the common goal of the team before any personal one. In that context, they are selfless – because they are able to merge their ego with the collective consciousness of the team.

This single aspect is the most significant for the success of any team, and is well beyond technicalities or methodologies. In an environment composed of selfless personalities, a few experienced leaders are enough to rapidly spread knowledge and common understanding because everyone is constantly focused on giving, not on receiving. This enables the most wonderful feedback loop of all, that is, everybody acquiring the missing skills and insights of others, allowing the team to grow constantly and steadily every day....