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Starting out with sensible default practices

Starting out with sensible default practices

Podcast host Mike Mason and Neal Ford | Podcast guest Kief Morris and Birgitta Böckeler
July 14, 2022 | 40 min 27 sec

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Brief summary

The idea of best practices is becoming an anachronism — given today’s complex technology landscape, the notion that there can be a single best way of doing anything seems fanciful. Our crew explore the thinking behind sensible defaults: that there may be some practices which act as de facto starting points on any given project because they’re effective — practices such as pair programming, TDD or continuous integration. But context is vital and there may be circumstances which makes the default choice invalid — or at least suboptimal.

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