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!”
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 ...