Join us to talk about what it means to be a software craftsman, how the Software Craftsmanship Manifesto (http://manifesto.softwarecraftsmanship.org/) provides a framework for us to improve.
A large part of being a software craftsman is practice. Using different "code games" we can have a full toolbelt of activities that will help us (and those around us) become better at our craft.
Agile software development promises the ability to deliver value quickly. But this isn’t just a matter of process. Uncle Bob says "the only way to go fast is to go well." But how do we go well? As software developers, we can only deliver features as fast as the code base and our skills allow us. Unfortunately the quality of our code base is directly related to our skill in the past.
Musicians and athletes spend most of their time practicing, not performing. As software developers (aspiring craftsmen) we must have practice sessions that allow us to improve our skills and develop better “code sense”. We’ll look at some different “agile code games” that will help us improve our craft.