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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)
Free Chapter
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Chapter 21
License: CyberDojo


Roman Numerals by cyber-dojo

Restart the Roman numerals kata, but this time apply all great habits we have looked at so far, plus TPP. Try to evolve your code using only the TPP table. Don't think about how to implement a test. Just keep moving down the TPP table. If you do this, the problem should solve itself. If you find yourself jumping steps, pause and consider whether there is a simpler way to move forward with a simpler transformation.


The solution for this section can be found on page 369.

Prime Factors by cyber-dojo

Factorize a positive integer number into its prime factors using TDD and the TPP table.

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The examples of prime factors by cyber-dojo are as follows:

Figure 4.5: Prime factors by cyber-dojo

Boolean Calculator by Alessandro Di Gioia

Implement a Boolean calculator that gets a string as input and evaluates it to the Boolean result.