Tim Bray on Agile

Tim Bray on XP and Agile:

Writing tests after you’ve written the code is boring and painful: writing them first (a key premise of XP) makes it more interesting, and thus less likely that you’ll skip them.

Feature-at-a-time development makes development project schedules immensely more predictable

Detailed specification, in advance, of the functions of a large software system is essentially impossible.

Make sure to read Tim’s posting for more context & insight.

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