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Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change

Posted by Marcus Wyatt on 15 August 2005

Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (2nd Edition) by Kent Beck, Cynthia Andres is full of little gems about how to be successful in developing software. It explains what values and principles a team needs to follow to foster a culture of trust and transparency between all the members on the team. This includes top management all the way to the junior developer on the team. The focus is on talking, yes talking, where there’s openness of the development effort, where story boards are accessible to anyone. Even the customers…

Mr. Beck also focuses on the usual XP themes like the team always write production code in pairs, test-first and continually integrating the changes into the system. The 12 principles of XP haven’t changes, but what the 2nd edition highlights are the principle categories of communication, simplicity, feedback and courage and the human element of these. This book is an excellent read and once I started I couldn’t put it down…

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