Interview with XP Founder Kent Beck on Working Smarter, Not Harder

Extreme Programming (XP) founder Kent Beck likes to say he made up XP’s fundamentals during a particularly troubled project in 1996. While strictly true, from talking to him you sense he’d really been formulating the process for quite some time. Find out what Kent thinks about the contribution of the Java platform to software development’s success (or lack thereof). In this interview he explains how better applications can arise from the ashes of failure.


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