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XP Explained


Extreme Programming Explained (E-book from ACM)
by Kent Beck
ISBN 0201616416
Date Read 3/2006

My Rating


Extreme Programming is a good, agile process. It is a disruptive force in the software community. Some XP practices are really good and worth adopting, and some are not so good, I think.

This is a well written overview of XP. If you just want to see what XP is all about, then this book is for you. It is a general overview of XP. For that purpose, the author does an excellent job. However, it’s just an overview, and if you’re looking for a lot of details, you might be dissapointed.

There is not enough detail. I want to see examples of the stories, I want to see the whole process actually work in a example from start to finish. I was not able to find that in this book. There is not enough detail for me.

If you want an overview of XP, this book is for you. If you want a lot of details so you can actually implement XP, look elsewhere. Overall, a good book on a software development process, and might help you improve your process.

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