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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 Principles

PopcornFlow is a principle-based, antifragile philosophy, and these are its guiding principles:

  • If change is hard, make it continuous.
  • (The Virus Principle)
  • It's not only what you do, but also what you learn by doing it, that matters.
  • (The Ladder Principle)
  • Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but a shared opinion is a fact.
  • (The Freedom Principle)
  • It's not "fail fast, fail often", it's "learn fast, learn often."
  • (The Skateboarder Principle)
  • Small bets, big win..
  • (We like to call this The Venture Principle)


    Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder:

    The wording of this principle is still a work in progress, but it's based on Nassim Taleb's concept of "option asymmetry." In a nutshell: it's not about how frequently we meet or exceed our expectations, but rather about how...