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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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When Should I Move to the Next Lesson?

As soon as you can apply TDD's red-green-refactor practice to solve procedural problems:

  • Can you write a test before any code?
  • Are your tests and test names behavior-related?
  • Are you able to stay in the same behavior until you finish it?
  • Can you write the simplest implementation that makes the test pass?
  • Can you spot duplication and refactor it, including duplication in test code?

Whenever you can, apply the three methods of moving forward in TDD:

  • Fake it
  • Obvious implementation
  • Triangulation


Can you use TDD to write any of the katas from scratch in under 20 minutes?

If you need to review something to answer any of the preceding questions, review the Great Habits section, where we summarize most of the new material in this lesson.

When you can answer "yes" to all of the preceding questions, you are ready to move on.