Andrew Connell

Darrell Norton explains XP (Extreme Programming)

As I sit here, cramming down my lunch down before a webcast, I am reading through some of the 50+ blog posts I’ve flagged in Newsgator for future reading. I just finished reading the first four parts of Darrell Norton’s Extreme Programming Explained 2nd edition series. Previously, I was blind to the fact XP was all about a bunch of developers sitting at one PC hammering out code, but I’m starting to realize it’s MUCH MORE than that. Darrell’s article Extreme Programming Overview was very enlightening. Now my interest is peaked… I’m interested in picking up a book on the subject… just need to have time to read it! Should it move to the front of my “professional related books to read” list? Should it just be placed in the queue? Oh my, such decisions. If you aren’t familiar with Darrell Norton, his blog is a great read for developers. I’ve learned quite a bit reading through his blog. I’ve also listed the first four parts of his series… again… GREAT reads (plus, he's a fellow MVP): » Extreme Programming Explained: 2nd ed – Part 1» Extreme Programming Explained: 2nd ed – Part 2» Extreme Programming Explained: 2nd ed –...

As I sit here, cramming down my lunch down before a webcast, I am reading through some of the 50+ blog posts I’ve flagged in Newsgator for future reading. I just finished reading the first four parts of Darrell Norton ’s Extreme Programming Explained 2nd edition series. Previously, I was blind to the fact XP was all about a bunch of developers sitting at one PC hammering out code, but I’m starting to realize it’s MUCH MORE than that. Darrell’s article Extreme Programming Overview was very enlightening.

Now my interest is peaked… I’m interested in picking up a book on the subject… just need to have time to read it! Should it move to the front of my “professional related books to read” list? Should it just be placed in the queue? Oh my, such decisions.

If you aren’t familiar with Darrell Norton, his blog is a great read for developers. I’ve learned quite a bit reading through his blog. I’ve also listed the first four parts of his series… again… GREAT reads (plus, he’s a fellow MVP):

» Extreme Programming Explained: 2nd ed – Part 1 » Extreme Programming Explained: 2nd ed – Part 2 » Extreme Programming Explained: 2nd ed – Part 3 » Extreme Programming Explained: 2nd ed – Part 4

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.