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What is it all about?

The Agile manifesto is used by many and it has a lot of really good points, but what do we actually mean by each of them? Lets talk about what they are and what they are not.

Agile and Adaptive

When the bright minds of software analysis and development came together in Wasatch Mountain, Utah some ten years ago, they ended up with the Agile Manifesto and Principles. They actually wanted to use the term Adaptive instead of Agile, but since James Highsmith at that point had already published a book called “Adaptive Software Development”, the settled for Agile.
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Saying that you’re a .NET shop, a Java shop or some other programming platform shop is just as ridiculous as if a software tester is saying that he is just a BDD man. Hopefully he is much more than that and has a more balanced approach to software testing, so he can select that test approach that makes the most sense for the problem at hand. Wouldn’t you be worried if you went to your car repair shop and were told that they’re only a piston shop?
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In the first tutorial, we looked at how to develop the Profile containing the Web Service modeling elements for use by the TigerTeam Trimm Model Generator and how to save it as a Profile that can be imported into EA. In this second tutorial we will look into how we can make the Profile and its content more usable by combining it with a Toolbox and a Diagram into an MDG.

Why do we want to combine those and introduce the MDG when the profile already seem to do the trick? The simple answer is ease of use compared to using just the Profile. By adding a Toolbox and a Diagram, we can make our Profile act like any other built in feature and make it a lot easier to use.
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