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Posts from the ‘Development’ Category

21
May

Why Bother With TDD?

Does it really make sense to test code that hasn’t even been written yet?  Or to disrupt your development mojo every minute to stop, write tests, and refactor code?  It does if you want to deliver software faster, through better code, with fewer defects, and greater agility.  As software development leaders, it is important to understand that Test Driven Development goes well beyond quality control. Read more

11
Apr

Agility with OCP

Decreasing time to market is often why many teams adopt Agile. But realizing this value requires discipline in development processes, as well as in development techniques. In order to release small, incremental pieces of functionality often, your software must be easily extensible. Following the Open/Closed Principle (OCP) is one of the best ways to ensure that you can easily and quickly extend your software Read more »

12
Jun

Planning for Failure

Quality software is built around the expectation of failure. To deliver reliable software, you must always plan on things breaking. In designing and building software for critical systems, such as air traffic control or nuclear power plants, runtime reliability is absolutely critical. And while human life may not hang in the balance of a business application, the life of the business may. Read more »