eXtreme Programming in Action: Practical Experiences from Real World Projects

eXtreme Programming in Action: Practical Experiences from Real World Projects


By (author) Martin Lippert, By (author) Stefan Roock, By (author) Henning Wolf

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 224mm x 14mm | 426g
  • Publication date: 23 December 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470847050
  • ISBN 13: 9780470847053

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Real--life experience of eXtreme Programming from XP programmers. eXtreme Programming (XP) is a hot new development methodology for building software systems quickly without sacrificing quality. Authors Lippert, Wolf and Rook have three yearsa experience of working on professional XP projects. The projects range from application via prototype to framework development and cover project sizes from one person month to more than 400 person months. Until now XP has been described in outline by those promoting its advantages, this book provides objective examples of how it can be used in practice. aeo An objective assessment of XP, grounded in real world experience, and not written by those championing this method aeo Invaluable combination of theory and practice aeo Covers advanced topics such as project organization, team roles and integrating legacy systems

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The introduction of XP has brought a breath of fresh air to programming, bringing a simple, disciplined and clean approach to software development and a renewed emphasis on customer involvement and teamwork. It is a re-examination of software development practices. It claims to offer a lightweight, streamlined approach, which tackles problems efficiently and reduces the cost of software. And being a lightweight process it is simple and enjoyable to use. But how well does this claim stand up in practice? Martin Lippert, Steffan Roock and Henning Wolf demonstrate how XP has worked in real projects. The authors explain each technique and demonstrate how eXreme Programming can be most successfully put to real use. eXtreme Programming In Action shows you * How XP practices measure up on concrete development projects. * What effect project organisation, team roles and integrating legacy systems may have * What works, what doesn't, and what to beware of. Written with the benefit of three years of highly technical and practical experience on a variety of XP projects, eXtreme Programming in Action is an objective and results-based assessment of XP techniques.

Table of contents

Preface. Foreword. Introduction. XP Practices. Roles. Artefacts. Organisation. Implementing XP. Special situations. Project reports. Evaluation and outlook. Frequently Asked Questions. Integrating Methods. Glossary. Index.