Admiring Xp From Afar

I thought of XPEnvy, but that didn't have quite the positive flavor.

Being JustAbody?, I can only smuggle XP in tiny increments onto projects. I've had success sneaking in PairProgramming when I've mentored COBOL programmers being railroaded into Java; I'm always refactoring; I try to use UnitTests in the proper spirit whenever possible - and only recently got into JUnit (if I had known who created it, I would have been there sooner).

I still have problems giving up on the whole UML design thing - the index cards seem so Luddite!

But I have to admit I love the spirit and the humane philosophical ambience most - I read MartinFowler on Refactoring, which led me to KentBeck explaining XP, and I was hooked.

And it's been a real pleasure to find this Wiki. -- TomRossen
I've been doing partial XP for a couple of years. The best steps towards XP have been:

-- IanRae

So what does good source code depend on?
Re TestInfected - I have a low-grade infection. Still trying to figure out how to test before coding if I can't compile the test because it refers to classes that don't exist yet..... -- tr

That's the first test. Then write just enough of the class to make the test compile. Then run the test. Then write a little more of the test to cause it to fail. Then run the test. Then write just enough of the class to make the test pass. Then run the test....

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