Monday, May 7, 2007
Donuts Make You Fat And Stinky
Agile processes are highly vulnerable to code donuts. The nature of the short development cycle and the near term prioritization encourage finding the best solution for now and then expanding on it. Several agilists I know have even challenged the legitimacy of the notion, apparently subsumed in their belief that as long as the code is well factored the short term decision is always the right one. Unfortunately I’ve seen too many broken systems fashioned gradually around a temporary solution to believe that weak dogma.
Posted by Giles Bowkett at 10:46 PM