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

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Foreword to the Second Edition

Wow—the second edition. I cannot believe that five years have already passed since the appearance of the first edition. When Kent pinged me to write a foreword to the second edition I asked him for a manuscript version with change bars. What a silly request—the book is a full rewrite! In the second edition of XP Explained Kent revisits XP and applies the XP paradigm—stay aware, adapt, change—to XP itself. Kent has revisited, cleaned-up, and refactored every bit of XP Explained and integrated many new insights. The result is XP Explained even better explained!

This is an excellent opportunity to reflect on how XP has influenced my own software development. Shortly after the first edition of XP Explained I became involved ...

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