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One unobvious connection between XP practices and good APIs.

You quickly learn a lot about how much an API makes sense (or doesn't) when you try to use it. When you try to write a test suite for the API that you are developing, you are using it right there, and get immediate feedback on how that API is suboptimal. Before you have developed it, and when it is still cheap to change the API.

In reply to Re: Ingy's "Swiss Army Light Sabre" - or, "how do you design your APIs?" by tilly
in thread Ingy's "Swiss Army Light Sabre" - or, "how do you design your APIs?" by kal

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