Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM

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Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM guides you through a real-world ASP.NET project and shows how agile methodology is put into practice.

There is plenty of literature on the theory behind agile methodologies, but no book on the market takes the concepts of agile practices and applies these in a practical manner to an end-to-end ASP.NET project, especially the estimating, requirements and management aspects of a project. Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM takes you through the initial stages of a project—gathering requirements and setting up an environment—through to the development and deployment stages using an agile iterative approach: namely, Scrum.

In the book, you'll focus on delivering an enterprise-level ASP.NET project. Each chapter is in iterations or sprints, putting into practice the features of agile—user stories, test-driven development (TDD), behavior-driven development (BDD), continuous integration, user acceptance testing, extreme programming, Scrum, design patterns and principles, inside-out development, lean developent, KanBan boards, and more. An appendix features code katas designed for the reader to get up-to-speed with some of the features of extreme programming, while also showcasing popular open-source frameworks to assist in automated testing and mocking. In addition, popular open-source architectural foundation projects such as S#arp and NCommons are demonstrated to allow you to base future projects on these frameworks, which already have many best-practice design patterns and principles built in.

What you’ll learn Gain practical knowledge on employing the Scrum project methodology using a real-world ASP.NET project See how extreme programming features in real world .NET projects Experience best practice-infused open-source frameworks that can be used to form the foundations of agile projects such as S#arp and NCommons Learn best-practice tools for user interface and user acceptance testing, such as Selenium and Fitnesse Discover details on how to capture requirements and drive development using user stories Learn how to estimate and plan agile projects and work with business stakeholders through a practical example Uncover tips for developing using the outside-in, TDD and BDD methodologies Gain information on tracking the progress of a project through burn down charts, iterations and retrospectives Who this book is for

Experienced .NET developers who are looking to see how the Scrum agile project methodology and extreme programming features are employed in a real-world .NET application.

Table of Contents The Art of Agile Development Managing Agile Projects with SCRUM Extreme Programming Sprint 0: Generating the Product Backlog Sprint 1: Starting a Game Sprint 2: Playing a Basic Game Sprint 3: Changing the Game Sprint 4: The Release Code Review What's Ahead for You and Scrum?

Appendix A: TDD Primer with NUnit
Appendix B: BDD Primer with SpecFlow
Appendix C: Mocking with Moq
Appendix D: Managing a Product Backlog with Pivotal Tracker
Appendix E: Web Testing with WaitiN
Appendix F: Source Control with SVN
Appendix G: Continuous Integration wih Cruise Control .NET


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The Art of Agile Development
Managing Agile Projects with Scrum
eXtreme Programming
Generating the Product Backlog
Starting a Game
Determining Availability and Capacity
Project ManagementFeedback Progress
Playing a Basic Game
Whats Ahead for You and Scrum?
TDD Primer with NUnit
BDD Primer with SpecFlow
Mocking with Moq
Manage a Product Backlog with Pivotal Tracker
Web Testing with WatiN
Source Control with SVN
Continuous Integration with Cruise ControlNET

Changing the Game
The Release
Code Review

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About the author (2011)

Scott Millett is an enterprise software architect working in London for, an e-commerce company specializing in cycle and tri-athlete sports. He has been working with .NET since version 1.0, and was awarded ASP.NET "Most Valuable Professional" status in 2010.

Jerrel Blankenship is a software craftsman, specializing in Microsoft technologies. He has been an application developer on the .NET platform for more than six years. He is a Certified ScrumMaster and a Microsoft Certified Professional.During his career, Jerrel has developed a number of .NET-based software projects that run on desktop, web, and mobile environments. He enjoys working with impassioned developers and sharing the knowledge of agile and Scrum to teams that want to build software more effectively. Jerrel is passionate about many things, including his family, fishing, chess, Cleveland-based sports teams, and gaming. You can read Jerrel's ramblings at For more information about Jerrel please check out his LinkedIn profile at

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