“Don’t pretend like you have control over this situation, because you don’t.” – Kent Beck
Welcome to the XLabs “Breaking the Code” series in which we interview key experts in moonshot technologies. Today we are happy to welcome Kent Beck, the creator of extreme programming and the first signator of the Agile Manifesto, the founding document for agile software development. A conversation with Kent is never boring. Stay on you toes!
Enjoy this lively and entertaining podcast with Kent and learn about
Kent’s obsession with powerlaws - how they lurk everywhere in all the code you write, their inevitability, and how to work with them.
the addiction that unites music, poker and software development. (Reproduction of Kent's Whiteboard during conversation below)
why Putrescent might have been a better name than Agile
what Waterfall Development has to do with Sauron and the rise of Mordor
What comes after Agile and Kent’s current efforts in the next revolution in how we work – Limbo.