Thoughts on "Extreme Programming Explained" by Kent Beck

I've known about Extreme Programming (XP) since the early 2000's but had never gotten around to reading "Extreme Programming Explained", the original book on XP, by the creator of XP, Kent Beck. I recently just read the second edition which was published in 2005. It seems it holds up pretty well e…

Date: November 13th, 2016 at 10:47am
Author: Terence Darwen
Tags: Reading Material, Book Review, Kent Beck, Extreme Programming, XP, Sabbatical

Practicing Test Driven Development

Part of this time of independent study and what I'm trying to focus on at this point in my career is exploring software development as an engineering discipline. I want my software development to be as much of a true engineering discipline as reasonably possible.

In software, it's easy to throw tog…

Date: September 15th, 2016 at 8:17am
Author: Terence Darwen
Tags: Test Driven Development, TDD, Kent Beck, Bob Martin, The Clean Coder, Reading Material, Sabbatical