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Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, Second Edition by Cynthia Andres, Kent Beck

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Chapter 6. Practices

Following are the practices of XP, the kind of things you'll see XP teams doing day-to-day. Practices by themselves are barren. Unless given purpose by values, they become rote. Pair programming, for example, makes no sense as a “thing to do to check off a box”. Pairing to please your boss is just frustrating. Pair programming to communicate, get feedback, simplify the system, catch errors, and bolster your courage makes a lot of sense.

Practices are situation dependent. If the situation changes, you choose different practices to meet those conditions. Your values do not have to change in order to adapt to a new situation. Some new principles may be called when you change domains.

The practices are stated as absolutes. My intention ...

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