Words matter. These are the best Kent Beck Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Developer testing is an important step towards accountability. It gives developers a way to demonstrate the quality of the software they produce.
The world is changing, and I believe that, if I want to stay employed as a programmer, I’m going to have to change with it.
My great-grandfather played organ for silent movies. Talkies in, Gramps out.
The marketing of XP is very deliberate and conscious. Part of it is in co-opting the power of the media; I make sure I’m newsworthy from time to time. Part is in co-opting some of my publisher’s ad budget.
I lived near Santa Cruz for ten years, and the whole time, it bothered me what an exclusionary definition of ‘inclusion’ was in force. Social censure was applied to those who expressed unpopular or uncomfortable ideas.
Sheet music, recording, radio, television, cassettes, CD burners, and file sharing have all invalidated, to some extent, the old model of making a living making music.
One of the advantages of having to live with JUnit for 8 years is now we can look back and see which decisions we made worked nicely and which we would have done differently.
I think it’s a combination of technical and social factors that leads to all the defects in deployed software.
Whether you draw diagrams that generate code or you type at a browser, you are coding.
When Pandora doesn’t pay, and bars don’t pay, and weddings don’t pay, and nobody buys CDs or shirts or concert tickets or lessons, then the musician can’t make a living making music.
People are looking for software development that actually does something useful… People are looking for partners who deliver when promised, and at a reasonable and transparent price. I believe that the days of being able to value price software are numbered.
A rational model of software is to design it quickly – the economic pressure to improvise presents an interesting challenge.
I used Agitator on some code I had unit-tested, and it made me a better tester. As an Agitar Fellow, I look forward to the leverage of working with an outstanding organization as together we continue to improve the value of developer testing.
Organizations want small changes in functionality on a more regular basis. An organization like Flickr deploys a new version of its software every half hour. This is a cycle that feeds on itself.