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Provides a practical understanding of Extreme Programming and how to implement it. The only tutorial available on Extreme Programming. One-stop shop for the project manager, business manager, or developer who wants to learn Extreme Programming, understand the tools, and then apply the principles. Written by an author with practical experience using Extreme Programming. Extreme Programming (XP) is a new lightweight software developing methodology. XP is the most popular of the "agile" development methodologies. Agile development is an integral part of technology movements in the software development world. XP has quickly gained in popularity over the last few years and is now becoming recognized by development shops from large consulting firms through small software houses. Some of the companies that are using XP include DaimlerChrysler, First Union National Bank, and Ford Motor Company. Sams Teach Yourself Extreme Programming in 24 Hours includes coverage on Extreme Programming, agile development, automated test frameworks (Junit, etc.), Automated Build (Ant), and Refactoring in a step-by-step approach. Stewart Baird has been involved in software development for over 15 years. He is a certified project manager (PMP) who has practical experience developing software solutions for the fast-changing world of e-Business. He's a leading evangelist within KPMG Consulting for XP approaches and was instrumental in their implementation (for the New Zealand practice). He has spoken on XP in a number of public forums. Most recently he spoke at the NZ Computer Society and was the only speaker to have sold out both the main and subsequent catch-up events. He has led numerous development projects around the world and brings a pragmatic approach to his writing. He is also the creator of the BlipIt Web-based defect tracking tool.
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