Frequent, small releases help ensure constant communication and tight feedback loops.
An XP Practice.
Continuous Integration is an XP practice that ensures problems with the full system are detected as soon after they are introduced as possible. It refers to automatically building and testing the full system (integrating the system with all of its … Continued
Test Driven Development, or TDD, also known as Test Driven Design, is a process for writing code using tests to define and then confirm the software’s behavior. It is characterized by a set of steps known as “Red – Green – … Continued
A practice of XP and Agile Teams.
Pair Programming refers to the practice of having two people engaged together on a single programming task. It’s an XP practice, and is employed by many agile (and non-agile) software development teams. Even in traditional environments where pair programmnig is … Continued
The Boy Scout Rule can be summarized as: Leave your code better than you found it. Boy Scouts have a rule regarding camping, that they should leave the campground cleaner than they found it. They don’t take it upon themselves … Continued
Respect is one of the values of Extreme Programming: Everyone gives and feels the respect they deserve as a valued team member. Everyone contributes value even if it’s simply enthusiasm. Developers respect the expertise of the customers and vice versa. … Continued
Courage is one of the Values of Extreme Programming. To wit: We will tell the truth about progress and estimates. We don’t document excuses for failure because we plan to succeed. We don’t fear anything because no one ever works … Continued
Communication is a key value in Extreme Programming. Software projects require a great deal of communication. If you’re writing an application just for your own use, then the communication channels are all extremely fast, making for very tight feedback loops. … Continued