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Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# by Robert C. Martin, Micah Martin

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Foreword

From Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns and Practices

I’m writing this foreword right after having shipped a major release of the Eclipse open source project. I’m still in recovery mode, and my mind is bleary. But one thing remains clearer than ever: that people, not processes, are the key to shipping a product. Our recipe for success is simple: work with individuals obsessed with shipping software, develop with lightweight processes that are tuned to each team, and adapt constantly.

Double-clicking on developers from our teams reveals individuals who consider programming the focus of development. Not only do they write code; they digest it constantly to maintain an understanding of the system. Validating designs with ...

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