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   RE: Extreme Programming goes mainstream?

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  • From: Bill dehOra <BdehOra@interx.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev@lists.xml.org'" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 10:36:23 +0000

>> Didier PH Martin said:
Its a question of adapting the XP method to modern technologies. So even if
XP seems a modern methodology, the XP book author obviously do not live with
the 21st century tools :-)

Since when does being a 21st century tool mean being a more productive tool?
XP is an outgrowth of practical experience with developing production code
within modern methodologies/fads, management practices/fads and
technologies/fads in highly changing business environments. It is as far as
I know the only methodology to date that properly addresses constant change
in code and business requirements while holding down a clean, working,
maintainable code base. So it is definitely a method for '21st century'
projects, especially 'internet time' projects. 

Conclusion: XP works but adapt it to your modern
environment, the XP book author do not live in the same century as us :-)
but some point he brought are inspiring.

If by 'the author' you mean Kent Beck, some people in the OO/Patterns world
think he's one of the best programmers on the planet, certainly one of the
most productive. He very much lives in the same century as the rest of us. 

-Bill de hÓra


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