Prototypes Are Forever Evolving from a Prototype Project to a Full-Featured System
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- Corbucci H., Bravo M.V., da Silva A.F., da Silva F.F. (2010) Prototypes Are Forever Evolving from a Prototype Project to a Full-Featured System. In: Sillitti A., Martin A., Wang X., Whitworth E. (eds) Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. XP 2010. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 48. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Prototypes are a well known, widely accepted development practice but, if not carefully evolved, they can become a nightmare to maintain. This paper presents the experience of a four person agile team who successfully grew a prototyped system to a full-featured application without any clear transition in the project. The paper describes how the project started with a very simple prototyping goal, evolved through iterations and spikes to a partly working system and transformed, in the end, in a complete application widely tested and refactored.
Keywordsprototype agile methods refactoring
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