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Interfaces, like all sorts of "contracts", defeat the agile philosophy. Maybe not if you ask a philosopher, but certainly if you as an agile code developer.

Defining an interface / contract will tie you on your hands and feet. You do not have the freedom to change that API whenever you feel like, to whatever you think it should be today. Contracts are like the waterfall model: It is an attempt to foresee what the solution will look like before you start coding.

Setting up contracts / interfaces requires planning. It requires problem analysis and defining a solution architecture before you start coding. Such elements are devastating to the very idea of 'agile'.

On the other hand: I am not personally an agile evangelist. So I think setting up contracts, hereunder interfaces, is an important part of the solution architecture work, done before you start coding.

In the agile congregations of today, you rarely will get accept for any such though. 'Solution architecture' is what your code looks like when you have completed it. 'Interface' is the API you finally ended up with. For this version, that is. Hey, it is just a function declaration! You can't let that restrict what we do in the next version!
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