In this video, keep in mind that whoever worked on this code before you did their absolute best.
- [Instructor] In the fictional Star Trek universe, … the characters have one rule … that is more important than all of the others. … They call it the Prime Directive. … Its details are not all that important … for our discussion here, … but what is important to know … is that in the Star Trek universe, … the Prime Directive is taking very seriously … and is treated with a lot of respect. … Inspired by the idea of having one rule … that's more important than all others, … Norm Kerth crafted a prime directive for Agile teams … to use during a retrospective. … "Regardless of what we discover, … "we understand and truly believe … "that everyone did the best job they could, … "given what they knew at the time, … "their skills and abilities, … "the resources available, … "and the situation at hand." … Tackling technical debt and working on legacy code … is very similar to a retrospective exercise. … You're going to find yourself surrounded … by the remnants of past decisions. … You're going to look at chunks of code …
AuthorM. Scott Ford
- Assessing the technical debt
- Creating and running a test suite
- Handling failing tests
- Updating dependencies and tools
- Paying down technical debt
- Remaining test driven
- Monitoring code quality
Skill Level Intermediate
Agile Software Development: Code Qualitywith M. Scott Ford1h 40m Intermediate
Agile Software Development: Refactoringwith Richard Kasperowski1h 31m Intermediate
1. Getting Started: Review the Technical Debt
2. Fence in the Technical Debt
3. Improve Your Tools
4. Pay Down Technical Debt
5. Keep Technical Debt at Bay
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