TMTC 41 – Andy Hunt

by Charles Max Wood on November 23, 2010

Andy Hunt is the author or co-author of several programming books including:

  • The Pragmatic Programmer
  • Programming Ruby (the Pickaxe book)
  • Pragmatic Unit testing in C# with Nunit
  • Practices of an Agile Developer
  • Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware

He’s also one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto.

Andy is a great person to talk about regarding Agile Development. Here are some things he says you need to become agile and where to start:

  • Do a little of the right things all the time
  • You’ll be the expert on the project at the end of the project. Defer important decisions until you understand the problem.
  • Stand up meetings
  • Set ground rules
  • Make sure you have a stable build environment and version control
  • Unit Tests
  • Continuous Integration
  • Code Reviews/Pair Programming – Check the code
  • Involve the Customer
  • Produce something every 1-4 weeks
  • Retrospectives – Get Feedback

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