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

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Chapter 32. A True Story

Ron Jeffries [re]learns something about simplicity.

We are writing this book using Adobe FrameMaker. Frame, as we affectionately call it, lets us store the chapters in individual files and organize them into a book in a separate book file. It turns out that we could use a little extra automation of our work, so I thought I'd just code up a little application. I wrote a few stories—here are a couple:

  • Report which files in the book directory aren't actually used in the book file. Ignore the backup files.

  • After adding and updating chapters, send just the files that have changed to Chet and Ann.

We're in the midst of a fairly ...

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