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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

IDE Agility (Know Your Shortcuts)

Although you can perform refactors manually, most development environments already automate a lot of them. The five atomic refactors are widely supported, and some of the higher-level refactors are as well. Using an IDE, if we trust it, allows for very safe and efficient automated refactors, thus avoiding manual mistakes.

We should invest some time into becoming proficient with our IDE refactors and refactoring shortcuts. This enables us to experiment more with refactoring since we can quickly do, and undo, refactors. It also allows us to chain several refactors to move code from A to Z in a safe and efficient way.