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Practices of an Agile Developer by Andy Hunt, Venkat Subramaniam

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“When you discover a problem in someone else’s code, just keep it to yourself. After all, you wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings or cause trouble. And if that someone else happens to be your boss, be extra careful, and just follow orders.”

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In the fable “Who Will Bell the Cat?” the mice decide to tie a bell around the neck of the cat so they’d receive advance warning when the cat was on the prowl. Every mouse agrees that this is an excellent plan. The old mouse asks, “So, who will volunteer to tie on the ...

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