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Extreme Programming.Is it in practice?

 
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Greetings ranchers,

i was studying JUNIT that led me to the notions of extreme programming and test driven development.I am loving the concept of "user story" as of now.
Ecpecially the line from wikipedia:

...The developer may use a series of questions to get the customer going, such as asking if some particular functionality is desired, but must be careful not to dominate the idea creation process



What i'd like to know the experience of ranchers.Whether such development environments exists and what experiences are gained?

i am a student,will be joining a company within months as a fresher-cum-trainee.

thanks,
rohit.
 
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This is more appropriate for the Process forum, so i'm moving it there.

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I'm working in a team whichs development process is heavily influenced by XP and other Agile methods (such as Scrum). It's working quite well, in my experience, and I know that there are a lot of other teams out there doing similar things.

Do you have any more specific questions?
 
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We also use a process that is pretty close to the Extreme Programming model - more experienced developer working with and coaching less experienced guys, flexible design and constant dialog with customers, etc etc, the approach works very well for us.

We are in a smaller business unit with a very specialist product. There aren't so many lines of code, and it is possible (although not practical) for one person to have a good understanding of all the parts of the system. The flexibility of our approach allows us to meet customers demands in a rapidly changing marketplace - for us it is ideal, and actually a refreshing way to work. I would imagine that for larger units they would need to make a more formal attempt to implement this extreme programming paradigm - breaking groups down and such, but I can't see why it wouldn't work. I'm a convert.
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"Becca",
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
accounts with display names get deleted, often without warning



I guess that should have been "accounts with *invalid* display names"...
 
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