Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change
Software development projects can be fun, productive, and even daring. Yet they can consistently deliver value to a business and remain under control.
Extreme Programming (XP) was conceived and developed to address the specific needs of software development conducted by small teams in the face of vague and changing requirements. This new lightweight methodology challenges many conventional tenets, including the long-held assumption that the cost of changing a piece of software necessarily rises dramatically over the course of time. XP recognizes that projects have to work to achieve this reduction in cost and exploit the savings once they have been earned.
Fundamentals of XP include:
Why is XP so controversial? Some sacred cows don't make the cut in XP:
You may love XP, or you may hate it, but "Extreme Programming Explained" will force you to take a fresh look at how you develop software.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - scottjpearson - LibraryThing
This book helped change the way that software development is generally practiced, from the leadership to the programmers, from the business to the design. It is important to note that this book has ... Read full review
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Very timely in the early 2000s. Fights the bureaucracy of the methodologies of the "3 amigos" - Booch, Rumbaugh and Jacobsen - which became the Unified Process (RUP). Read full review
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