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Practices of an Agile Developer by Andy Hunt, Venkat Subramaniam

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pointer-image   8   Question Until You Understand

 

“Accept the explanation you’ve been given. If you’re told where the problem lies, that’s where you look. Don’t waste your time chasing ghosts.”

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The last few tips have talked about improving your skills and those of your team. Here’s one technique that almost always helps and will help with design, debugging, and requirements understanding as well.

Suppose there’s a major problem in an application, and they call you in to fix it. You aren’t familiar with the application, so they try to help you out, telling ...

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