Friday, September 25, 2009

Kent Beck on FLOSS Weekly

For those of you who don’t know who Kent Beck is, well its time to learn: Basically he’s one of the founding fathers of the Agile movement and the person behind Extreme Programming (XP) and all that goes with it…a real IT hero.

Kent was recently featured on FLOSS Weekly a great podcast about the open source community: This is a must listen to show, topics range from his view on Agile, Test Driven Development (TDD) and open source…all interesting and controversial points. What really caught my attention and reenergized me was his comments about a programmers need to take responsibility and to be accountable – plain and simple, something that every developer should reflect about in regards their dealings with others. His focus was more on the soft skill arena (psychology) and how it plays into the maturing of a programmer…

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning FLOSS Weekly! The show with Kent Beck was quite cool!