Saturday, June 29, 2002

Syntax error

Information architect Victor Lombardi writes about what happened when he made a mistake in a Tinderbox template.

This morning in my Inbox was a message from Mark with the corrected syntax. This afternoon, before I had a chance to change my code, was a new version of Tinderbox that made my syntax valid. That's service!

Agile development lets Tinderbox move swiftly, which sometimes lets us do "impossible" things like this.

The downside is that agile development doesn't fit well with the traditional review model. If you review an agile program in March, by July you may find all the issues you wrote about have been fixed (and no doubt a bunch of new issues have arisen). Strange old world.