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London

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May 13, 2014

What experience do you have with Agile/XP technical practices? please share something about what practices and rough duration of your experience

Self-taught, use on home projects, trying to introduce some practices at work via training courses / pairing.

What have you personally found to be the most challenging aspect of extreme programming to put into practice?

Organizational resistance/scepticism, existing bulk of legacy code including integration with v old technology (pre FORTRAN/COBOL), reliance on 3rd party libraries not adaptive to testing, unhelpful scm branching

What topics are you interested to share experience on or hear more about?

TDD including where it works and where it falls down, DSLs (am working on a declarative and feedback-rich layer over webdriver), practical use of functional languages , large scale refactorings esp rescuing legacy code, bringing it under test

What programming language(s) do you use in your current job?

Java

Introduction

Java Developer and occasional automated testing coach in a mature financial software house which is trying to move away from Waterfall-type practices. Particularly interested in rescuing legacy code, DSLs for automated web testing.


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