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Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Kent Beck

Kent Beck'seXtreme Programming eXplainedprovides an intriguing high-level overview of the author's Extreme Programming (XP) software development methodology. Written for IS managers, project leaders, or programmers, this guide provides a glimpse at the … see full wiki

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Author: Kent Beck
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
2 reviews about Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change
review by . April 21, 2001
I believe that XP is one of the most important breakthroughs in quality-focused development in the past decade. It is a language-independent approach that embodies what is best in software engineering, project planning and control, and attention to quality. This book is a fast overview of XP and should be required reading for any development manager who wants to get control of cost, schedule and quality. Despite its small page count, it covers all of the key points and will demonstrate to those …
review by . January 08, 2000
Extreme programming really is not what the name suggests. In many ways, it is a throwback to the earlier days of programming. When I was teaching at the college level in the decade of the eighties the first thing that we told the students was the classic principle that goes back to the beginning of civilization. When faced with an extremely difficult task, divide and conquer. Works in war, politics and software development. In extreme programming, this principle is applied to the largest of projects. …
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