August 22, 2002
Extreme Programming Links and Info

Thanks to Asim on the SPUG list there's a bunch of good info and links on extreme programming and perl. Read more for it...

Here are the links on Extreme Programming that I promised at the last meeting:

"Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change" by Kent Beck. Overview of XP philosophy. Short readable chatty. "Test Driven Development" by Kent Beck. Available online at More development focused. Includes lots of code samples, ideas for testing techniques. Again very readable, mostly due to the chatty humorous style.

WEBSITES The Wiki. Publicly editable web site. Contains living discussion on different ideas including XP. If you have questions about specific parts of XP - e.g. does pairing work over the internet - this is the place to go. Download unit testing frameworks for different languages here. Seattle XP Group. Information about monthly meetings and weekly pair sessions at Tully's on 45th in Wallingford. Pairing sessions are on every Thursday (except the second) and are from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Bring your laptop with a project or come ready to pair with someone else.

Send a blank e-mail message to these addresses to subscribe. To read archives go to and search for the lists by name. Focus on Perl and Extreme Programming. Low volume. General XP discussion. High volume. More focused on Seattle area announcements and events. Low volume. Focus on refactoring. Medium volume. Focus on unit testing and test driven development. Medium volume.

Posted by Arcterex at August 22, 2002 02:53 PM