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The Best of the Week (Mar. 28): Agile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (Mar. 28 to Apr. 03). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Don't "Control" Agile Projects

One common complaint about agile methods is that management doesn’t have the same degree of “control” over projects. We need to stop worrying about this complaint as a vice and start thinking of it as a virtue.

2. What if Carl Sagan were a hack?

Neil deGrasse Tyson talked some about how stellar of a scientist Carl Sagan was and what an impact Carl had on Neil personally. What a reminder for those of us that have moved into managing and left behind creating. Should our dues, once paid, last forever?

3. Good vs. Evil

Agile was a developer thing, and now it’s out there in the hands of the uninitiated.

4. The Perils Of A Polished Prototype

Protoypes are good. Well I think so. They give you a better idea of how an application should hang together, where the abstractions are, where there are opportunities for refactoring and re-use. But are there downsides? The classic one is that a prototype sometimes becomes the production code.

5. The Conventions Of Coding

Do you use coding conventions? They help the code to speak for itself and make the learning curve a little less steep. However, do some conventions get in the way more than help?

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