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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 EventStorming Approach

EventStorming is a learning activity about the business’s value stream delivered in the form of workshop. At a very high level, it can be seen as a process composed of several steps:

  1. See the system as a whole.
  2. Find a problem worth solving.
  3. Gather the best, immediately available information.
  4. Start implementing a solution from the best possible starting point.

This is what Alberto does with EventStorming: he gathers the people with the best available knowledge for the job and collaboratively builds a holistic model of the problem space, which usually is very complex.

In a changing world, everything is evolving: technology, people, the organization itself, the surrounding business, and the job market too. Assuming that one of these ingredients will be immutable during a nontrivial change initiative is not a legitimate simplification: it’s just plain naive. But there is one thing that we can do: we can take a snapshot...