Archive for February, 2009

Forgetting Craftsmanship

Sergio Pereira¬†has just posted a video of a speech by Bob Martin about¬†Extreme Programming after ten years. It’s a fascinating presentation with a message that resonates with me in particular, since I’ve been a part of a software project for the past 3 1/2 years that has left craftsmanship behind while still keeping to the trappings of Agile development (SCRUM in particular). The result has been tragic (to the code base), and the more people who learn from this, the better. Bob may have just inspired me to try to tell the story. But for now… Just watch the video.