Nearly five years after the first edition of this book exploded on to the market,
noted software engineering guru and the father of Extreme Programming (XP)
Kent Beck provides a fresh look at this controversial topic. XP remains the
most popular agile methodology in software development, and many believe it
is ideal for small to mid-size development organizations. However, XP is not
without its detractors. The goal of the book remains to help programmers and
teams decide if XP is the right path to pursue. The book offers advice, but does
not provide a prescriptive, how to style format. This Fifth Anniversary
Edition enhances the full knowledge of XP and gives both the advocate and
skeptic of XP full detail to move forward with an informed opinion.
Kent Beck is the founder and director of Three Rivers Institute (TRI). He has pioneered patterns for software development, the XUnit family of test frameworks, the HotDraw drawing editor framework, CRC cards, refactoring, and most recently eXtreme Programming (XP). He lives on 20 acres in rural southern Oregon.