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What were they thinking?

Keith Pitty
February 08, 2019

What were they thinking?

Talk given at RubyConf AU 2019 in Melbourne.

Keith Pitty

February 08, 2019

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  1. TDD

  2. “Big design up front is dumb. Doing no design up

    front is even dumber.” — Dave Thomas (YOW! founder)
  3. References • “Understanding the 4 Rules of Simple Design” by

    Corey Haines • “Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code” by Martin Fowler • Simon Brown’s C4 model: https://c4model.com/ • Simon Brown - “Software Architecture for Developers” at YOW! 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1xLDzx7hgw • “#noprojects - A Culture of Continuous Value” by Evan Leybourn & Shane Hastie • “Continuous Digital - An agile alternative to projects for digital business” by Allan Kelly • Heart of Agile (Alistair Cockburn): https://heartofagile.com/ • Sandi Metz - “You are insufficiently persuasive” at RubyConf AU 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3k7tHll3RY • “Crucial Conversations - Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
  4. Image credits • https://unsplash.com/photos/1K9T5YiZ2WU - Photo by Tim Gouw on

    Unsplash • https://unsplash.com/photos/-IMlv9Jlb24 - Photo by Sebastien Gabriel on Unsplash • https://unsplash.com/photos/aWJ-QqrSU_E - Photo by Harrison Broadbent on Unsplash • https://unsplash.com/photos/lu15z1m_KfM - Photo by Lili Popper on Unsplash • https://heartofagile.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/hero_graphic2.png - Image courtesy of Alistair Cockburn