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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Manifesto For Software Craftmanship.....

Have been neglecting the blogging demands for some time now..

Here's a quick update of something exciting. Recently I became a signatory of the Manifesto of Software Craftsmanship.
It's a group of likeminded individuals who believe building software is a high-end craft. The journey to become an expert craftsman (just like any other craft) is a long and self-learning and rewarding one - full of pitfalls and ecstacies.
For the uninitiated - here's the manifesto

Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship
As aspiring Software Craftsmen we are raising the bar of professional software development by practicing it and helping others learn the craft. Through this work we have come to value:
Not only working software, but also well-crafted software
Not only responding to change, but also steadily adding value
Not only individuals and interactions, but also a community of professionals
Not only customer collaboration, but also productive partnerships
That is, in pursuit of the items on the left we have found the items on the right to be indispensable.

Yes, it's very similar to the Agile manifesto and that's because the movement is sort of an offshoot from the Agile movement, and a lot of signatories are people who are "agile-minded and spirited" to the core..

We believe in the Agile principles (people oever processes, collaboration over negotiation etc etc) but more importantly, we believe that Software craftsmanship is a step further in the journey towards great software build by great teams....

Proud to be part of the movement....invite you to join'll be a great adventure....

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