I promised I would put together the posts on Better/Sooner/Cheaper/More with the actual topic of this mailing list, Tidy First? And here I am…
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As soon as I started talking about “better” software, I got a flood of definitions of quality, each seeming to advance some agenda of the definer. (To…
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Better/Sooner/Cheaper/More—I began talking this week about a fundamental Extreme Programming technique for managing resources & immediately remembered…
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We are talking about the timing of tidying with respect to a behavioral change in the system. Tidy first, then change the behavior? Change the behavior…
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Let's go back to the beginning. You are tidying to make future changes to the behavior of the system easier. You are making future behavior changes…
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How much tidying should you do before integrating & deploying? Well, there are a couple of considerations: How much tidying do we need to do? That is…
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I’ve been focused on poker for the last 2 weeks at the World Series of Poker. I just started the Main Event & did well on the first day. This means I’ve…
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[I’m so so excited. I thought for sure I was done with the catalog of tidyings. Then I ran across this one. Gives me hope that I’ll find even more…
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I’m enjoying a thorough case of Covid brain fog. Every time I sit down to write, nothing comes out. Since I can’t write what I want to write, I’m going…
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Software creates value 2 ways: What it does today What all new things we can make it do tomorrow "What it does today" is the system's…
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(Now that the vacation and the COVID are over I’m back to writing. Looking forward to hearing what you think about the next section, the section on…
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“Software design is an exercise in human relationships”—that’s the motto of Tidy First? Which relationships am I talking about? (The following is a…
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