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Extreme Programming Refactored: The Case Against XP

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"Extreme Programming Refactored: The Case Against XP" (featuring "Songs of the Extremos") takes a satirical look at the increasingly-hyped extreme programming (XP)methodology. It explores some quite astonishing Extremo quotes that have typified the XP approach quotes such as, XPers are not afraid of oral documentation, Schedule is the customer's problem, Dependencies betwe ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 13th 2003 by Apress (first published August 5th 2003)
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This was a good book. It could have been a great book, though. Its criticisms of XP are generally accurate, if occasionally exaggerated, and the alternatives that it suggests strike a good compromise. If the authors had only done without the name-calling, smug superior attitude, sarcasm, corny jokes, and satirical songs, and stuck to making their point rationally, I would recommend it more. Read it if you want to think about the good and the bad of eXtreme Programming, but save yourself the time ...more
Carl Paukstis
A very good and thorough, though-provoking critique. It is not as extreme in its criticism as XP is in its methods. However, I found the sarcasm and ridicule a little over the top.
This book DOES offer alternatives and sensible advice; it is not a denouncement of "Agile methods" in general, only of the over-zealousness of XP advocates.
João Jesus
quite a childish approach but nonetheless important in order to see the other side of XP
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