Cross-functional teams vs Software Architects

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This week I have been reading Simon Brown’s leanpub book “Software Architecture for Developers”. It is an interesting read and has lots of useful advice for creating a shared technical vision and communicating technical concepts effectively via sketches. One thing I was struck by while reading it is just how many of the responsibilities of… Read more »

Pair Programming

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There was a thread about pair programming on the London Java Community mailing list last week. I tried to contribute to the discussion there, but the mailing list doesn’t receive my replies. So I’ll post my thoughts here instead. I have been pair programming most days in an XP team for the past 3 years…. Read more »