Canadian (Albertan currently, Nova Scotian originally)
Low experience level (8 years of S/W & DB development; 7 industries of domain knowledge)
I'm really interested in XP. It's an excellent methodology. I'm exploring the use of frameworks with XP.
If I have any problem with XP, it's that, like many religions, it's exclusionary. ie. You can't do XP and
WaterFall at the same time.
I think many developers are looking for that ONE methodology that will let them be Captain Developer (cue the
theme music and cape flapping in the breeze). No "system" or "methodology" is going to take you from
HelloWorld to PaulAllen without years of experience.
You mean, like the years of experience Paul Allen had before starting the company that made him a multibillionaire?
I find that the system in use at my office is excellent, for the given target market of the company. It
doesn't work very well for collaborative development. It doesn't work well for piece-work or contractors.
It doesn't have a very high TruckNumber. ...but it's been in operation for almost a decade, it lets small
businesses compete with very large businesses (like ExxonMobile? and Shell) and generates enough revenue to
retain half a dozen people with respectable salaries.
I've read the Wiki pages on this site about Frameworks (as of June 6th, 2003) and I'm about to read
"Evolving Frameworks" by DonRoberts and RalphJohnson.
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