[PD-announce] Re: [PD] xp4pd - extreme programming over the network

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Dec 18 20:05:38 CET 2003

On Wednesday, Dec 17, 2003, at 17:28 Europe/Brussels, Mathieu Bouchard  

> On Mon, 15 Dec 2003, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> This allows Pd users to practice 'extreme programming' (aka 'XP') in
>> realtime over the internet.  XP is the practice of 2 or more
>> programmers working on the same code at the same time collaboratively.
> Collaborative programming may be nice, but I'm sorry to tell you that  
> it's
> not what Extreme Programming is at all.
> Here is a webpage that explains it better than I ever could, as it is
> written by Ron Jeffries himself.
> 	http://www.xprogramming.com/xpmag/whatisxp.htm

Ok, so maybe I don't have the business practices and team management  
included yet, but maybe I am going to  ;).  But based on the 'Core  
Practices', I would say that this qualifies as XP:

Core Practices: Simple Design, Pair Programming, Test-Driven  
Development, Design Improvement, Continuous Integration, Collective  
Code Ownership

especially when you consider the focus on 'Pair Programming'.



Man has survived hitherto because he was too ignorant to know how to  
realize his wishes.
Now that he can realize them, he must either change them, or perish.
		                                     -William Carlos Williams

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