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The Art of Agile Development

THEORY IN PRACTICE

Paperback Published: 14th November 2007
ISBN: 9780596527679
Number Of Pages: 368

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"The Art of Agile Development" contains practical guidance for anyone considering or applying agile development for building valuable software. Plenty of books describe what agile development is or why it helps software projects succeed, but very few combine information for developers, managers, testers, and customers into a single package that they can apply directly.
This book provides no-nonsense advice on agile planning, development, delivery, and management taken from the authors' many years of experience with Extreme Programming (XP). You get a gestalt view of the agile development process, including comprehensive guidance for non-technical readers and hands-on technical practices for developers and testers.
The Art of Agile Development gives you clear answers to questions such as: How can we adopt agile development? Do we really need to pair program? What metrics should we report? What if I can't get my customer to participate? How much documentation should we write? When do we design and architect? As a non-developer, how should I work with my agile team? Where is my product roadmap? How does QA fit in? The book teaches you how to adopt XP practices, describes each practice in detail, then discusses principles that will allow you to modify XP and create your own agile method. In particular, this book tackles the difficult aspects of agile development: the need for cooperation and trust among team members.
Whether you're currently part of an agile team, working with an agile team, or interested in agile development, this book provides the practical tips you need to start practicing agile development. As your experience grows, the book will grow with you, providing exercises and information that will teach you first to understand the rules of agile development, break them, and ultimately abandon rules altogether as you master the art of agile development.
"Jim Shore and Shane Warden expertly explain the practices and benefits of Extreme Programming. They offer advice from their real-world experiences in leading teams. They answer questions about the practices and show contraindications - ways that a practice may be mis-applied. They offer alternatives you can try if there are impediments to applying a practice, such as the lack of an on-site customer.
--Ken Pugh, Author of Jolt Award Winner, "Prefactoring"
"I will leave a copy of this book with every team I visit."
--Brian Marick, Exampler Consulting

Preface
Introduction to Apollo
A Short History of Web Applications
Problems with Delivering Applications Via the Browser
Introducing the Apollo Runtime
Primary Apollo Technologies
Getting Started with Apollo Development
Installing the Apollo Alpha 1 Runtime
What You Need in Order to Develop Apollo Applications
Building a Sample Apollo Application
Next StepsUsing HTML Within Flex-Based Apollo Applications
HTML Support in ApolloUsing the Flex HTML ComponentUsing the HTML
Control ClassScript Bridging: Communicating Between Action
Script and JavaScript
Using the File System APISecurity Model
Accessing Files and Directories
Asynchronous and Synchronous Versions of Methods
Reading Directory ContentsGetting File Information
Copying and Moving Files and Directories
Creating Files and Directories
Deleting Files and Directories
Reading and Writing Files
Apollo Mini-Cookbook
Working with the File System
Working with HTMLUsing the Windowing API
Apollo Packages and Classes
Apollo Command-Line Tools
Index
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ISBN: 9780596527679
ISBN-10: 0596527675
Series: THEORY IN PRACTICE
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 14th November 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68

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