Pair Programming

Pair Programming

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
Boy Scout Rule

Boy Scout Rule

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

Respect

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

Courage

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

Communication

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
Simplicity

Simplicity

Simplicity is one of the Values of Extreme Programming.  It guides and underlies many XP and Agile Principles and Practices.  From extremeprogramming.org: We will do what is needed and asked for, but no more.  This will maximize the value created … Continued