Chapter 10. A Quick Overview

We will rely on the synergies between simple practices, practices that often were abandoned decades ago as impractical or naïve.

The raw materials of our new software development discipline are

  • The story about learning to drive

  • The four values—communication, simplicity, feedback, and courage

  • The principles

  • The four basic activities—coding, testing, listening, and designing

Our job is to structure the four activities. Not only do we have to structure the activities, we have to do it in light of the long list of sometimes contradictory principles. And at the same time we have to try to improve the economic performance of software development enough so that someone will listen.

No problem.


As the purpose of this book is ...

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