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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 Workshop: A Quick Overview

The workshop requires a big enough space where a long paper roll (minimum of 8 meters) can be attached to the wall, where there is enough room for the people involved to walk up and down near the wall, but also at distance for a better holistic view. Seats should not be easily available, in order to stimulate participation and focus:

Figure 23.2: The room setup before the workshop

The workshop consists of using domain events and their temporal flow to build a model of the current shared understanding of the business. Each actor contributes to the part of the system he knows the most, which is always interrelated with other parts. At the end of the workshop, everything will be organized together in a coherent timeline stream, providing a detailed model of the current system.

After sorting out the logistics, the most important thing for a successful workshop is having the right people involved. Essentially, there are two kinds...