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Metrics are a necessary evil. Measurement is easily the least interesting aspect of software development, and yet without it we have little chance of delivering anything useful. But nearly everyone I meet in the software field is at a loss to know what to measure or how to use the measurements. The standard metrics we all learn in school often fail to help us in the real world. Whenever I give a talk about metrics, the room is filled beyond capacity and people stay beyond the allotted time. I’m always surprised, because this isn’t an inherently interesting subject. People need practical metrics that are a fit for their situations. I can’t claim this book will be a fun read, but I do think it fills a gap that sorely needs to be filled.


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