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Kent Beck Quotes

A plan is an example of what could happen, not a prediction of what will happen.
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My great-grandfather played organ for silent movies. Talkies in, Gramps out.

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Developer testing is an important step towards accountability. It gives developers a way to demonstrate the quality of the software they produce.

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If I'd had a charisma-ectomy in the beginning, XP would have gone nowhere.

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There is a strong movement towards increased accountability for software developers and software development organizations.

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There's a huge latent market for software development that's just flat-out honest.

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I lived near Santa Cruz for ten years, and the whole time, it bothered me what an exclusionary definition of 'inclusion' was in force. Social censure was applied to those who expressed unpopular or uncomfortable ideas.

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Received wisdom is that if you spend time up front getting the design right, you avoid costs later. But the longer you spend getting the design right, the more your upfront costs are, and the longer it takes for the software to start earning.

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The marketing of XP is very deliberate and conscious. Part of it is in co-opting the power of the media; I make sure I'm newsworthy from time to time. Part is in co-opting some of my publisher's ad budget.

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There are musicians who want to make a living making music. There are listeners who want to listen to music. Complicating this relationship is a whole bunch of history: some of the music I want to listen to was made a while ago in a different economy. Some of the models of making a living making music are no longer valid but persist.

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We could talk, act, and dress funny. We were excused for socially inappropriate behavior: 'Oh, he's a programmer'. It was all because we knew this technology stuff that other people found completely mystifying.

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A plan is an example of what could happen, not a prediction of what will happen.

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If testing costs more than not testing, then don't test.

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Of the four project development variables - scope, cost, time and quality - quality isn't really a free variable. The only possible values are "excellent" and "insanely excellent", depending on whether lives are at stake.

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Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming; feedback is the treatment.

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Testing is not the point. The point is about responsibility.

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