Red Squirrel Reflections
Dave Hoover explores the psychology of software development
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In the Groove
Wednesday, November 6, 2002
After spending last week at Object Mentor, I was dreading my return to work. I enjoyed being in an environment with people who were competent and passionate about software development. But on my return, I was energized by the application of what I learned, and my teammates continue to improve and produce quality work. I am excited by their acceptance of test-driven development and ther growing understanding of Struts.
Although it was a slow start with Struts, as the system evolves, it is becoming increasingly easy to add functionality. Yesterday, my pair and I implemented a new feature and found ourselves wondering how we did it so quickly. It is an excellent framework.
My XP presentation is going well. I have the slides pretty much finished. Now I just need to get to work on what I'll actually say. My goal for the presentation is simply to show our IT management team that I am passionate about maximizing our projects' business value and that XP can accomplish this. Hopefully I will strike a chord and they will start asking questions.
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