Good Agile, Bad Agile

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Steve Yegge has a long post on Agile development methods. (via Joel Spolsky):

Stevey’s Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile

Actually this is mostly about how Google develops software. Never having worked for Google myself, I have two questions:

  1. Is it true? (Probably, at least from his viewpoint.)
  2. Can Google keep it up? (I suspect the system will fall apart as Google continues to expand.)

On the other hand, maybe twenty years from now Google will own the universe and the rest of us will be begging on the streets. In that case we can all go the the public library and do a web search for this article to find out how they did it.