Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ease at Work

Kent Beck (from Agitar Software and of JUnit, Extreme Programming and Test-Driven Dvelopment fame) talks about Ease at Work, it's a 7-part video series, so I'm showing them all to make it easy for you (BTW, InfoQ has a great summary of this talk). Here is a reminder of the range of values we can find in the word 'ease', with the ones Kent is using highlighted:
ease
  1. The condition of being comfortable or relieved.

    1. Freedom from pain, worry, or agitation: Her mind was at ease knowing that the children were safe.

    2. Freedom from constraint or embarrassment; naturalness.

    3. Freedom from difficulty, hardship, or effort: rose through the ranks with apparent ease.

    4. Readiness or dexterity in performance; facility: a pianist who played the sonata with ease.

    1. Freedom from difficulty, hardship, or effort: rose through the ranks with apparent ease.

    2. Readiness or dexterity in performance; facility: a pianist who played the sonata with ease.

  2. Freedom from financial difficulty; affluence: a life of luxury and ease.

  3. A state of rest, relaxation, or leisure: He took his ease by the pond.

















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