|Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change||
Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change
Nearly five years after the first edition of this book exploded on to the market,
noted software engineering guru and the father of Extreme Programming (XP)
Kent Beck provides a fresh look at this controversial topic. XP remains the
most popular agile methodology in software development, and many believe it
is ideal for small to mid-size development organizations. However, XP is not
without its detractors. The goal of the book remains to help programmers and
teams decide if XP is the right path to pursue. The book offers advice, but does
not provide a prescriptive, "how to" style format. This Fifth Anniversary
Edition enhances the full knowledge of XP and gives both the advocate and
skeptic of XP full detail to move forward with an informed opinion.
An updated look at the roots, philosophies, stories, and myths associated with Extreme Programming (XP).
° Five years later, a thorough and entertaining re-examination of XP that explains what's good, what still needs work, and where the methodology is headed
° New afterword recounts the author's experiences that led him to develop and refine XP -- an insightful section that should inspire any organization to adopt XP
° Product launch at October's OOPSLA in Vancouver, BC
Foreword to the Second Edition.
Foreword to the First Edition.
1. What is XP?
I. EXPLORING XP.
2. Learning to Drive.
3. Values, Principles, and Practices.
7. Primary Practices.
8. Getting Started.
9. Corollary Practices.
Real Customer Involvement.
Code and Tests.
Single Code Base.
Negotiated Scope Contract.
10. The Whole XP Team.
11. The Theory of Constraints.
12. Planning: Managing Scope.
13. Testing: Early, Often, and Automated.
14. Designing: The Value of Time.
15. Scaling XP.
Number of People.
Size of Organization.
Consequences of Failure.
II. PHILOSOPHY OF XP.
17. Creation Story.
18. Taylorism and Software.
19. Toyota Production System.
20. Applying XP.
Choosing a Coach.
When You Shouldn't Use XP.
Certification and Accreditation.
22. Offshore Development.
23. The Timeless Way of Programming.
24. Community and XP.
Accountability. Transparency. Responsibility. These are not words that are often applied to software development.
In this completely revised introduction to Extreme Programming (XP), Kent Beck describes how to improve your software development by integrating these highly desirable concepts into your daily development process.
The first edition of Extreme Programming Explained is a classic. It won awards for its then-radical ideas for improving small-team development, such as having developers write automated tests for their own code and having the whole team plan weekly. Much has changed in five years. This completely rewritten second edition expands the scope of XP to teams of any size by suggesting a program of continuous improvement based on:
Whether you have a small team that is already closely aligned with your customers or a large team in a gigantic or multinational organization, you will find in these pages a wealth of ideas to challenge, inspire, and encourage you and your team members to substantially improve your software development.
You will discover how to:
You will also find many other concrete ideas for improvement, all based on a philosophy that emphasizes simultaneously increasing the humanity and effectiveness of software development.
Every team can improve. Every team can begin improving today. Improvement is possible-beyond what we can currently imagine. Extreme Programming Explained, Second Edition, offers ideas to fuel your improvement for years to come.
Kent Beck consistently challenges software engineering dogma, promoting ideas like patterns, test-driven development, and Extreme Programming. Currently affiliated with Three Rivers Institute and Agitar Software, he is the author of many Addison-Wesley titles.
Cynthia Andres holds a B.S. in psychology with advanced work in organizational behavior, decision analysis, and women's studies. She has worked with Kent on the social aspects of Extreme Programming since its inception. She is also affiliated with Three Rivers Institute.