Joe L.

Location:

London

Member since:

August 20, 2014

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

Test First development: 2 years including mentoring Pair Programming: 2 years on and off including mentoring Steady Refactoring: 2 years including mentoring Standups, short iteration planning: 1 year

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

Convincing people to pair program and refactor by default. Working with a group of people who never worked in a solid, clean well refactored code base makes them massively underestimate the advantages of it. Pair programming everything is not worth it for a single day, the long tail of the pay off is the important criteria. This is something that is hard to understand without having experienced it.

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

Test Driven Development, Application Design, Organisational Refactoring

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

Java, Groovy, Coffeescript

Introduction

I'm primarily a java developer who has been using small groups of XP practices solo or in small teams. I'm looking to learn refinements of the components I have been using, and learn some of the more subtle advantages when they all come together.


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