Traditional vs. Agile Development

I was poking around the Microsoft Patterns & Practices site on MSDN, and I found a terrific comic that illustrates traditional versus agile development.

Just today, I was doing project planning with co-worker where we were discussing “just doing all the data access at once” versus “building basic (but testable!) end-to-end functionality and enhancing as we progress.” This comic happens to do a great job of comparing these two approaches and highlighting the risks associating with building individual components separately without an appropriate test framework. If only Dr. Frankenstein had been more agile…

Author: Adam Prescott

I'm enthusiastic and passionate about creating intuitive, great-looking software. I strive to find the simplest solutions to complex problems, and I embrace agile principles and test-driven development.

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