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Cookies and XP

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  • Anthony Albert Nassar
    The latest New Yorker (Sept. 5) has an article by Malcolm Gladwell, about an approach to engineering a tasty lowfat cookie that tries to integrate some of the
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 4, 2005
      The latest New Yorker (Sept. 5) has an article by Malcolm Gladwell,
      about an approach to engineering a tasty lowfat cookie that tries to
      integrate some of the lessons of open-source development and XP:

      "Given enough eyeballs all bugs are shallow" was the Linux mantra: a
      thousand people working for an hour each can do a better job writing
      and fixing code than a single person working for a thousand
      hours...[T]here was [also] the "extreme programming" movement...led by
      a legendary programmer named Kent Beck. He called for breaking a
      problem into the smallest possible increments, and proceeeding as
      simply and modestly as possible..."
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