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Erik Meijer: AGILE must be destroyed, once and for all

Cynic_999 Silver badge

The methodology employed is entirely dependent upon the particular application. Quite obviously applications in which a bug could cause an airliner to crash have a need for extremely extensive and formalised testing, while an application where the worst consequence of any bug would be a failure to play a few movie discs can happily get by with more ad-hoc and incomplete testing - and in fact that approach is more desirable because a company that takes 5 years to develop a completely bug-free Blu-ray player that is 4 years out of date or that costs £1000's due to development costs is not going to survive.

In short it is perfectly true that you can only have 2 out of the three - and the methodology you should use to develop the code depends very much on *which* 2 you have chosen.

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