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Yes, 'journalism' is in quotes, because that's being very generous - and I just couldn't think of anything else to call it. Suggestions welcome!

A couple of days back ZDNet published an articled, entitled: "What is Agile software development? Everything you need to know about delivering better code, faster". So what's my gripe?

* Agile must have been around for nearly 20 years by now, so this isn't news.
* The article is a one minute read, so I don't think it covers everything we need to know.
* It's just regurgitating stuff that's been said a million times already.
* Without making any effort to show proof, it repeats the Agile marketing mantra: "better code, faster". See sub-rant below!

I'm guessing what happened is:

ZDNet Editor: "Guys we don't have any stuff for our site today".
Mark The Trainee: "I've heard of this thing called 'Agile'. Should I do something on that?".
ZDNet Editor: "Ermmmmmm, anyone else got anything?".
Everyone else: Carries on playing PacMan [They are 20 years behind!]
ZDNet Editor: "OK Mark, that will have to do!"

Sub-rant:
Yes, I want proof that we get "better code, faster". Did anyone ever actually put this claim to the test? I'd like to see two teams, develop exactly the same application. One using Agile, the other using their chosen, non-Agile, methodology - e.g. Waterfall. Record the man-hours taken and have them, independently, code reviewed and tested. Yes, I'm a sceptic. About, pretty much, everything. Is that a bad thing?

I hate to give the article any more hits than it deserves, (which is zero), but here's the proof:
What is Agile software development? Everything you need to know about delivering better code, faster | ZDNet[^]
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