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Practices of an Agile Developer by Andy Hunt, Venkat Subramaniam

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pointer-image   13   Keep It Releasable

 

“We just found a showstopper that you need to fix right away. Stop what you’re doing, and go ahead and make the fix; don’t bother with the usual procedures. No need to tell anyone else about it—just get going. Hurry.”

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It sounds innocent enough. A critical fix needs to be checked in. It’s a small thing, and the need is urgent, so you agree to take care of it.

The fix goes smoothly. You check in the code and return to your original, high-priority task. Then the screaming begins. Too late, you realize that a fellow developer ...

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