Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#

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Pearson Education, Jul 20, 2006 - Computers - 768 pages
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With the award-winning book Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices, Robert C. Martin helped bring Agile principles to tens of thousands of Java and C++ programmers. Now .NET programmers have a definitive guide to agile methods with this completely updated volume from Robert C. Martin and Micah Martin, Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#.

This book presents a series of case studies illustrating the fundamentals of Agile development and Agile design, and moves quickly from UML models to real C# code. The introductory chapters lay out the basics of the agile movement, while the later chapters show proven techniques in action. The book includes many source code examples that are also available for download from the authors’ Web site.

Readers will come away from this book understanding

  • Agile principles, and the fourteen practices of Extreme Programming
  • Spiking, splitting, velocity, and planning iterations and releases
  • Test-driven development, test-first design, and acceptance testing
  • Refactoring with unit testing
  • Pair programming
  • Agile design and design smells
  • The five types of UML diagrams and how to use them effectively
  • Object-oriented package design and design patterns
  • How to put all of it together for a real-world project

Whether you are a C# programmer or a Visual Basic or Java programmer learning C#, a software development manager, or a business analyst, Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# is the first book you should read to understand agile software and how it applies to programming in the .NET Framework.


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User Review  - JoeWirtley - LibraryThing

If you can buy only one book on agile development in C#, this is the book you should buy. It is well written and a pleasuer to read. It has many examples in C# illlustrating agile development with patterns. Read full review

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User Review  - lorin - LibraryThing

"Uncle Bob" opines on the agile way to develop software. Actually, a better title for this book might be "Applied Software Patterns with Java, with some agile practices thrown in". While the beginning ... Read full review


The Payroll Case Study
Command and Active Object Versatility
Template Method and Strategy Inheritance
Bubble Sort
Null Object
The Payroll Case Study Iteration 1

A Programming Episode
Agile Design
The OpenClosed Principle OCP
The DependencyInversion Principle DIP
The Interface Segregation Principle ISP
Overview of UML for C Programmers
Working with Diagrams
State Diagrams
Object Diagrams
Use Cases
Sequence Diagrams
Advanced Concepts
The Basics
Heuristics and Coffee
The Payroll Case Study Implementation
Singleton and Monostate
Packaging the Payroll System
The Payroll Case Study Package Analysis
Applying the Metrics to the Payroll Application
Observer Evolving into a Pattern
Abstract Server Adapter and Bridge
The Payroll User Interface Model View
A Satire of Two Companies
What Is Software?
Proxy and Gateway Managing ThirdParty APIs

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About the author (2006)

Robert C. Martin has been a software professional since 1970 and an international software consultant since 1990. He is founder and president of Object Mentor, Inc., a team of experienced consultants who mentor their clients in the fields of C++, Java, OO, Patterns, UML, Agile Methodologies, and Extreme Programming.

Micah Martin works with Object Mentor as a developer, consultant, and mentor on topics ranging from object-oriented principles and patterns to agile software development practices. Micah is the cocreator and lead developer of the open source FitNesse project. He is also a published author and speaks regularly at conferences.

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