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Matt Stephens is a Java developer, project leader, and technical architect with a financial organization based in central London. He's been developing software commercially for over 15 years, and has led many agile projects through successive customer releases. He has spoken at a number of software conferences on object-oriented development topics, and his writing appears regularly in a variety of software journals and websites, including The Register and ObjectiveView.
Matt is the co-author of Extreme Programming Refactored: The Case Against XP (Apress, 2003) with Doug Rosenberg, Agile Development with ICONIX Process (Apress, 2005) with Doug Rosenberg and Mark Collins-Cope, and Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML: Theory and Practice with Doug Rosenberg (Apress, 2007).
Catch Matt online at www.softwarereality.com.
Doug Rosenberg is founder and president of ICONIX Software Engineering, Inc. (www.iconixsw.com). Doug spent the first 15 years of his career writing code for a living before moving on to managing programmers, developing software design tools, and teaching object-oriented analysis and design.
Doug has been providing system development tools and training for nearly two decades, with particular emphasis on object-oriented methods. He developed a unified Booch/Rumbaugh/Jacobson design method in 1993 that preceded Rational's UML by several years. He has produced more than a dozen multimedia tutorials on object technology, including COMPREHENSIVE COM and Enterprise Architect for Power Users, and is the coauthor of Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML (Addison-Wesley, 1999) and Applying Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML (Addison-Wesley, 2001), both with Kendall Scott, as well as Extreme Programming Refactored: The Case Against XP (Apress, 2003) with Matt Stephens, Agile Development with ICONIX Process (Apress, 2005) with Matt Stephens and Mark Collins-Cope, and Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML: Theory and Practice with Matt Stephens (Apress, 2007).A few years ago, Doug started a second business, an online travel website (www.VResorts.com) that features his virtual reality photography and some innovative mapping software.
This is the lamest book I've ever started to read. I was looking for more TDD books and somehow landed with this piece of crap in the list of Safari Online results. Read morePublished 20 months ago by na
The term ICONIX is used several times in the book as an alternative to DDT (Design Driven Testing), however DDT is a technology, but ICONIX is the the author's companies product. Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by The Little mouse
As some other reviewers have pointed out, this book is a misrepresentation of TDD. I'll add to that and say its a sales pitch. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by Richard Dammkoehler
This is the second class I have asked Doug to teach for me. We are using the book in a development and maintenance environment. Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by Douglas Infiesto
I have been driven crazy in the past by over-engineered projects that end up costing more than they should simply because the methodology calls for it. Read morePublished on February 7, 2011 by Duncan
I'm very glad I came across this book. I'm new to the space of Test Driven Development(TDD) and was having a hard time wrapping my head around the concepts. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by A. Sattar