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Extreme Programming Installed

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Extreme Programming Installed explains the core principles of Extreme Programming and details each step in the XP development cycle. This book conveys the essence of the XP approach--techniques for implementation, obstacles likely to be encountered, and experience-based advice for successful execution.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 26th 2000 by Addison-Wesley Professional
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Russell
Jan 13, 2008 rated it liked it
Per some requirements at work to assist everyone with a common understanding of Agile/XP development, it was requested that we all read this book. I had no problems with the request and gratefully accepted the free material. However, I was a bit critical in my initial judgment as I glanced through the chapters and noticed that there were a lot of dumb-looking sketches. The book is 244 pages long, and contains 34 chapters. So there's at least 34 pages of goofy art.

So overall I think this is a gre
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Carl Paukstis
May 23, 2010 rated it liked it
It's a _little_ more specific than _Extreme Programming Explained_. It helps understand the concepts and goes into some details, most notably regarding TDD, with examples of simplistic classes and tests. In Smalltalk, which I guess wouldn't be too hard to understand - except I don't care to learn that programming language, and the meaning of the included code is not as obvious as the author would like to think.

However, many areas lack concrete, real-world examples - or don't pursue them into ful
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Robert Postill
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Sadly what shines out in this book is the fact that others have made better contributions to the canon of agile knowledge. Particularly time has bitten into the value of the Java coverage as well as the way the team aspect of development is approached. I'd say now buy XP Explained and leave this book as a historical artefact.
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