The Mikado Method Book

July 22, 2013

Ellnestam-MikadoMethodFor quite some time now we (Daniel and Ola) have been working on a book together. As you may have guessed it’s about the Mikado Method. Some of you are already familiar with our work through workshops, this blog or maybe the early version of a PDF book which was available as a free download from here.

As of early May 2013 our free PDF transformed to a MEAP.

MEAP stands for Manning Early Access Program which is a way for interested readers to get a preview of an upcoming book via Manning, our publisher.

The paper version and the full book will be available through Manning early 2014 but if you can’t wait (and you shouldn’t), buy your copy today and get access to the MEAP version of ‘The Mikado Method’ here:

The Mikado Method at Manning

The Mikado Method book

August 4, 2010


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We will try to gather mentions of the Mikado Method here. If you know of an article that is not in this list, please let us know and we will update the list. The mentions can be both positive and negative. It is likely that the method works better in some cases and worse in others, so we would like to see that as well.

In the twitter flow you find it here

Step size

April 1, 2010

Mikado method and step size

A couple of years ago, Ola Ellnestam and Daniel Brolund was working on a project where the code was a big ball of mud, or at least well on the way there. Global variables and singletons all across the code base, circular dependencies, deep and fragile inheritance hierarchies etc. The Technical Debt was everywhere.

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