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Agile Software Development Ecosystems by Jim Highsmith

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Chapter 4. Kent Beck

Kent Beck

Questioner: “I'm worried about the fact that in XP you don't do any design.”

Kent: “We do design for a couple of hours each day during an XP project.”

Questioner: “That's what I'm concerned about—you don't do any design!”[1]

Extreme Programming has captured the imagination of developers worldwide, often to the chagrin of their managers. XP has a massive following, but it also generates intensely negative responses from a number of people. I was recently in a meeting with a software development executive who went ballistic at the mention of XP, but I didn't get a chance to ask if he had actually used any of the practices. I got ...

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