Category: Agile

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Unit tests are for functionality, not code!

Marco mailed me this morning with the following sentence Unit tests are meant to test functionality, NOT code! That means if you write your unit tests after the fact, you’re probably not focusing on...

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Refactor! Pro

I just finished the two day Professional Agile Programming course in which I introduced developers to some best practices and such, including a view over some good practices from methodologies (XP/Scrum/MSF). For this course...

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Agile principles, patterns and practices

A while ago I read the excellent book by Robert C. Martin, called “Agile Software Development : Principles, Patterns and Practices”, I think one of the -if not the– books on [wikipedia:Agile Software Development]....

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Refactor it!

Now this is a great initiative! Billy McCafferty is doing a weekly contest where he uploads a Visual Studio 2005 solution of a C# project with a specific code smell. You must refactor the...

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Pragmatic Manager

I’m currently reading Behind Closes Doors, written by Johanna Rothman and Esther Derby. It’s released under the Pragmatic Bookshelf label, and they’re a great read. I’ve just finished Pragmatic Unit Testing and they had...