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Questioning Extreme Programming; ISBN: 0201844575

July 29, 2003 | Comments (0)

I just finished the book and it took me a long time. Its nice to see that someone dears to question extreme programming and write a book about it in the ‘extreme programming’ series. I personally feel the same with extreme programming. Lots of the practices are very sensible, especially for programmers. My favourites are: Test first programming, Pair programming, and Refactoring. But when we look at the design-part, I feel a bit less confident about XP. I think some basic architecture needs to be inplace and that that won’t be created by refactoring alone. Pete McBreen takes all XP practices one by one and talks about them. I bought this book because I had good experiences with the earlier books in the serie. But this one I had difficulty to get through and it took me a long time to read it completely. Is this because the book is bad quality? I don’t know, I had a few problems with it:

  1. It’s assumed to answer the question: is XP good for your project. Well there is no real answer. Its just for you to find out like it was with the first books in the serie

  2. All attack on the xp we’re a bit fuzzy like pete doesn’t support his own statements

  3. I’m more in favour of books that somethimes explain things using a diagram and makes me wanna go further because the next chapter has some interesting stuff…



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Posted by: :) Noel at June 15, 2005 3:47 PM

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