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Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#

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  • Posted January 17, 2009

    Exactly what I was looking for

    One of the few tech books I have read from cover-to-cover. The book explains Agile principles from a reality perspective. I really enjoyed reading someone who understood that getting the code done (and done well) is the most important task versus producing mounds of paperwork.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2006

    recasting of ideas in terms of C#

    In one sense, the book covers no new ground. The Agile principles and patterns discussed here have been well explained for two other languages, Java and C++, especially by Robert Martin in an earlier book. What is offered here is a recasting in terms of C#. Which however has far fewer practitioners than the other languages. Some sections of the book are mostly independent of any language. Take the chapter on state diagrams for documenting finite state machines as one example. Or the other chapters on object diagrams, use cases, sequence diagrams and class diagrams. Some of these do have example code in C#. But inherently, they tend to stand above any language. Some principles are quite useful, albeit perhaps to an advanced programmer. A good example is the chapter on Interface Segregation Principle. Basically, it's about how an interface can grow, if there are several child classes that implement it. The problem is when some classes need routines added to the interface, that other classes do not. So we get a fat interface. This creates a cross-coupling that is unneeded, and a potential source of errors. Something that you should try to minimise, for long term robustness and ease of code maintenance.

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