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OK, you've read about XP, it sounds intriguing...but the proof is in the pudding: a live project. Extreme Programming in Practice obliges. You're a fly on the wall as a real company adopts XP for the first time -- mistakes, actual code, and all. (They actually videotaped all their meetings and development discussions to keep it real.)
Along the way, you'll learn what it's really like to iterate software releases once a week. (Automated testing proved even more important than they'd realized, and the customer needed to be even more involved than he'd realized). You'll also see what it's like to regularly refactor code to eliminate redundancies (and why it turns out to be such a good idea).
The conclusion? The software worked, and the project taught 14 lessons that have helped the developers become far more effective with XP. Why not learn those lessons before your first XP project? (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.