||An Introduction to Extreme Programming|
|Subject:||Why "Extreme" ???|
Response to: Why "Extreme" ???
As I understand it, Kent Beck chose the word "Extreme" to convey the idea of turning all of the knobs to 11. Instead of using a design-code-test-debug-build-ship approach that takes each step in order, XP says to design continually, test continually, build continually, review continually, ship early and often.