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Working in iterations

We’ll now look at the core agile practices that you’ll see in an agile iteration (pairing, testing, debt and refactoring, stand-ups, backlog, burn-up, showcases, and retrospectives) and look at what they mean to the designer.

Pairing

Writing code is all about the typing, right?

Take a look at your sketchpads, your scribbles, your doodles. It takes a lot of ideas, a lot of thinking to make a design you’re ready to share. You probably bounce ideas around and seek inspiration. The same is true with writing code. The typing is only part of the story. A good developer thinks about the solution he’s building and continuously looks to simplify it and make it better. Two heads are better than one, and this is certainly the case ...

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