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Extreme Programming (XP)

We find out how work carried out using the Scrum framework often employs Extreme Programming for carrying out the tasks.

Extreme Programming also emerged in the early 1990s and is typically associated with Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, and Ron Jeffries.

Most would not believe Chrysler created this method with its primary producing vehicles and would focus more on the traditional techniques.
Extreme Programming includes a set of 12 software development practices, four of which are:
  • Pair Programming – two developers sharing a workstation and working on a task together.
  • Test-Driven Development – a developer working on a code module (‘unit’) until it passes a previously-written unit test, at which time development of that module stops.
  • Continuous Integration – developers frequently save their code to a main repository to make sure they don’t introduce any defects.
  • Sustainable Pace – developers working not more than 40 hours per week (overtime is not looked upon favorably).
Work carried out using the Scrum framework often employs Extreme Programming for carrying out the tasks.


Below are additional resources for your consideration as you explore and learn more about the Extreme Programming approach:

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