XP Expanded: Distributed Extreme Programming
18 May 2005
Colocation has come to be seen as a necessary precondition for obtaining the majority of the benefits of XP. Without colocation teams expect to struggle, to compromise and to trade off the benefits of XP vs the benefits of distributed development. We have found that you can stay true to the principles and not compromise the practices of XP in a distributed environment. Thus, business can realize both the benefits of distributed and of truly agile development.
97 Things Every Programmer Should Know — two chapters
Read the Humanities
In all but the smallest development project, people work with people. In all but the most abstracted field of research, people write software for people to support them in some goal of theirs. People write software with people for people. It’s a people business. Unfortunately, what is taught to programmers too often equips them very poorly to deal with people they work for and with. Luckily, there is an entire field of study that can help. p142
Write Small Functions Using Examples
We would like to write code that is correct , and have evidence on hand that it is correct. It can help with both issues to think about the “size” of a function. Not in the sense of the amount of code that implements a function— although that is interesting—but rather the size of the mathematical function that our code manifests. p 188
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