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Extreme Programming Examined by Giancarlo Succi, Michele Marchesi (Addison-Wesley )

 
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I was disappointed with this book the moment I saw it. Most of the books in the "XP Series" are slim and concise. This one runs to 570 pages - it's not quite a Wrox tome, but it's still too big for my liking. It's not like the rest of the series in style, either; it's just a collection of thirty-three unrelated articles all by different authors.
On one hand, there is probably at least one article in here for anyone interested in XP. On the other, there are probably several that won't interest you at all. Some articles describe experiences, some describe other methodologies similar to XP, and some focus on specific practices within XP. And some are very academic - stochastic math anyone ?
The articles which comprise this book are so varied that it's hard to give an overall recommendation. You really need to study the contents page and dip into a few articles to see if there is anything to tempt you to buy this. As a shared resource for a large team or library it's a good purchase, but for an individual it might be a doorstop after reading the ten interesting pages.
If you are interested in XP, but not heavily using or researching it, then go for the other XP series books instead.
(Frank Carver - sheriff, July 2001)
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