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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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Pick a Process

Many factors contribute to a good choice of development process. However, the choice is seldom made on sensible grounds; a development process is used because It's the way we always do it, It works well enough, or It was the first thing we could think of.

How do you know what development method is appropriate? Ultimately, if the process works for your team—if you collaborate well and produce good software on time—then you have a good development approach.

A good choice of process is based on the type and size of the project. Small modifications to an existing codebase don't need a large iterative development cycle; three-year industrial projects starting from scratch probably do. A good process choice suits the experience of the existing ...

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