eXtreme Programming Explained

Kent Beck

Key Facts and Insights from "eXtreme Programming Explained"

  • eXtreme Programming (XP) is a software development methodology which is designed to improve the quality of software and responsiveness to changing customer requirements.
  • XP emphasizes flexibility and simplicity, with the goal of delivering the simplest system possible to meet current customer needs.
  • The author, Kent Beck, is a pioneer of both Agile and XP methodologies, and his insights are grounded in decades of professional experience.
  • XP is characterized by short development cycles, incremental planning and feedback, continuous testing, and close collaboration between developers and customers.
  • XP promotes the concept of “embracing...

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