East Agile Extreme Programming

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 02 Dec 2008 at 02:59

At Barcamp Saigon last weekend, we presented our eXtreme Programming (XP) approach at the Barcamp technology conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

We follow a pure approach to XP:

(1) Code review, collaboration, and teamwork are good. So we do them continuously by pair programming. Our developers work in pairs, with two mice, keyboards and monitors connected to the same machine, allowing a constant exchange of ideas throughout each day.

(2) Testing by developers is good. So we do testing continuously through test driven development (TDD).  Before we write any code, we first write tests that define what it should do. As we expand and refactor our code, we expand and refactor its associated tests.

(3) Responsiveness to clients, starting sooner and going live quickly are good....

Long long ago, we blogged but didn't know it.

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 09 Oct 2008 at 11:01

We had the concept of "briefings" on our corporate website since 2002. The concept was that they would be regular discussions about concepts of interest to us and Stanyan Group constituents. But because adding a discussion involved editing a production environment, including changing javascript in menus, there was too much of a barrier in the creative process for this to get much traction.

We've implemented blogging in our newly designed Ruby on Rails version of stanyangroup.com. It now includes an easy to use mechanism for blogging. We new hope to engage with you, our viewers, more frequently.

Briefings on our old site (established January 2002):