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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


The idea behind refactoring golf exercises is to practice refactoring from a starting point to the desired endpoint while minimizing the number of movements needed to perform the change code.

In these katas, we are given an initial code base and a desired final result. The objective is to apply the minimal refactoring moves to take us from the initial code base to the final one, using as few movements as possible.

Refactoring Golf

The original idea for the refactoring golf exercise has been hard to find; giving credit to one person alone is not possible. Different versions have been created by several people, such as Ivan Moore, Dave Cleal, Mike Hill, Jason Gorman, Robert Chatley, and David Denton.

Refactoring Golf is a game designed to stretch your refactoring muscles and get you to explore your IDE to see what's really possible using shortcuts and automation.

These repos contain several source trees, or numbered Holes based on several different exercises...