Filled with practical, hands-on examples, this will be the first book Microsoft developers go to when learning Agile development techniques
° Microsoft is encouraging developers using their tools to start using sound software development methodologies
° eXtreme programming is very well suited to the way many Microsoft developers work
° Author is well-respected in both the eXtreme Programming and .NET Developer worlds
° Book is full of practical experience and genuinely useful examples
"At last, somebody has introduced eXtreme Programming techniques to the world of .NET! Through enjoyable writing and tons of hands-on exercises, Dr. Neil explains how to use the best techniques from eXtreme Programming to vastly improve developer productivity within the .NET Framework."
George Bullock, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
eXtreme .NET shows developers and team leaders how to incorporate eXtreme Programming (XP) practices with .NET-connected technologies to create high-quality, low-cost code that will build better software. This practical, realistic guidebook systematically covers key elements of XP methodology in the specific context of the Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio .NET, Visual C#, and related Microsoft .NET-enabled applications.
Leading .NET and XP mentor Dr. Neil Roodyn covers planning, task definition, test-driven development, user interfaces, refactoring, spiking, pair programming, and much more. Dr. Neil offers field-proven advice for everything from automating builds to integrating third-party libraries. He also incorporates valuable exercises and presents a start-to-finish case study that shows exactly how XP and Microsoft .NET interoperate throughout an entire development project. Coverage includes
Where to start if you've never used XP or other Agile methods before
Pair programming: Turning .NET programming into a collaborative game
Test-Driven development: Making sure your .NET code works as intended while it's easiest to fix
Refactoring: Organizing your .NET code to improve flexibility and enable changes more readily
Continuous integration and automated build/test: Enhancing quality in distributed, component-based systems
Spiking: Using rapid experimentation to validate your expectations about behavior in the .NET Framework
The importance of customer input to successful projects
How to test .NET user interfaces and third-party libraries
The Microsoft .NET Framework is today's most productive development platform. XP represents a fundamental breakthrough in building higher-value software. Combine them: transform your team into an eXtreme .NET team that can accomplish more than ever before. This book will show you howstarting with your very next project.
Dr. Neil Roodyn has been actively involved with eXtreme Programming since 1999, and founded Sydney's eXtreme Programming Activity Club (SyXPAC). He has helped drive the adoption of the .NET Framework in Australia through his work as a project leader, consultant, instructor, and mentor. His clients have ranged from Microsoft to Rogue Wave and he has helped launch several software startups. Dr. Neil holds a Ph.D. from University College London where he specialized in software architectures for real-time systems.
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1. eXtreme Programming Overview.
What Is eXtreme Programming?
Working in The Ever-Faster-Changing World.
The Answers According to Microsoft.
The Answers According to XP.
How .NET and XP Fit Together.
You Don't Have to "Believe" in XP to Learn Something from It.
What .NET Developers Can Gain from XP Practices.
XP Practices Covered in This Book.
Whole Team (a.k.a. On-Site Customer).
The Other Practices.
The 4 (+ 1) Key Values.
2. Pair Programming.
I'm Not Sitting with Him!
The Professional Attitude.
Get With the Winning Approach.
It's a Game.
Exercise 2-1: Game to Teach Pair Programming.
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