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Software Crafts Podcast

Jun 17, 2020

For the first episode of Software Crafts Podcast, we have Rebecca Wirfs-Brock! We discuss the heuristic “Improve practices, don’t just follow the recipe” from the Xebia Essentials repository (, where we go over the craft of cooking and the parallel to the software industry. She illustrates to us the importance of experimentation and feedback cycles, and when we need to opt-in for longer ones. We finish with a glimpse over testing practices. All of that while uncovering Rebecca’s values, principles and practices.


Rebecca shared two resources with us:

Rebecca (@rebeccawb) is the founder of Wirfs-Brock Associates, invented the popular development approach called Responsibility-Driven Design (RDD) and inadvertently started the xDD meme (TDD, BDD, DDD, etc.). She is an author, speaker and trainer, focus on agility within the software domain. She is the chair of the Experience Report Initiative of Agile Alliance and was involved in the creation of the Agile movement.