The city-based Pragati Software, a leading player in focused
corporate IT training sector has initiated Knowledge Refresher
Series targeted at the IT and software professionals.
first in a series of programmes commenced on the topic
''Extreme Programming'', with Dhananjay Savarkar, joint
general manager (training and knowledge management, L&T
Infotech, as the chief guest and evoked an encouraging
response from the participants.
expects to roll out more such seminars in the future on
various other topics of interest. Pradyumn Sharma, managing
director, Pragati Software, says: "We want to provide
IT professionals a platform to come together to refresh,
reconnect, re-establish and strengthen the technical know-how.
By focusing on the emerging challenges and trends, we
will be able to provide cutting-edge solutions for IT
Programming is emerging as a novel alternative to complement
an individual programmer''s talent. Essentially, Extreme
Programming is a methodology for software development
that is flexible and adaptive, with a true emphasises
on programmer empowerment.
introduced the topic and briefed the audience on the pros
and cons of the concept. Further he touched upon the 12
commandments of Extreme Programming: The Planning Game,
Small Releases, Metaphor, Simple Design, Testing, Refactoring,
Pair Programming, Collective Ownership, Continuous Integration,
40-Hour week, Onsite Customer and Coding Standards.
key values of XP are better communication, simplicity,
continuous feedback, as well as courage. Some of the practices
of XP sound surprising initially, but at closer scrutiny,
are found to deliver very good results, such as pair programming
and collective ownership.
audience comprised IT professionals from organisations
like L&T Infotech, Godrej Infotech, Tata Interactive
Services, Vaids, Kale Consultants, Emphasis, Mastek, Datamatics,
Deloitte Consulting, Savvion, Rave Technologies and Sajjan