Jonathan Kern Interview (Agile Manifesto)

How do you start out working in testing in the military aerospace industry, then end up being one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto?

In this interview, Jon Kern tells us about his journey. How testing led to coding, which led to architecture, which led to becoming an Agile thought leader.

Jonathan was on-hand to see the rise (and subsequent fall) of Model-Driven Development and Model-Driven Architecture. In fact, he helped write some famous apps, consulted for others, and had a ringside seat as it all played out.

Now a Ruby on Rails programmer and team lead, he sees Agile Implementation from both a methodology and a practitioner’s standpoint. This interview was good enough that I need to come back for part 2!


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April 2, 2013

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