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Extreme Programming Installed by Chet Hendrickson, Ann Anderson, Ron Jeffries

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Interlude: Sense of Completion

XP's nested planning and programming cycles keep the project on track and provide a healthy sense of accomplishment at frequent intervals.

Most projects go on for months; some go on for years. To keep from going mad with the never-ending pounding out of code—even beautiful, well-crafted code—every project needs punctuation. The best punctuation a programmer can get is a sense of completion. XP's planning cycles provide a rhythm of cycles within cycles, each with its own moment of completion.

Running the tests successfully gives the programmer a sense of completion every few minutes. Share this small joy with your partner. ...

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