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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 Importance of Learning

Software development is a learning process, working code is a side effect.

– Alberto Brandolini

Dividing organizations in sealed departments without effective communication generates several problems, the main one being the lack of understanding of the business as a whole system by the people inside the single departments. The good thing is that the problem can potentially be resolved – or at least improved – with the right dose of learning. In this context, EventStorming becomes an amazing tool for enabling rapidly shared learning at an organizational level.

“It allows learning to happen across the silo boundaries. It’s not an initiative to transform the organization, but a tool to understand what’s going on, at a wider scale. We’ll see how asking stakeholders to model a complex business flow together will expose many of the conflicts and contradictions happening at the boundaries between silos. It...