This chapter speaks about the art of technical practices, mainly Extreme Programming (XP). XP technical practices that are discussed individually include Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Pair Programming and Refactoring.
The Long Road:
The author tells another personal story in this chapter where he talks about the long road, and a developers goals in the long haul. He gives examples of things that we can do to create opportunities for ourselves. He speaks about Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.