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Edwin Buck • Edited on

Extreme came from the core tenet that if something is fundamentally good for producing software, that idea should be carried to its applicability limit.

The pair programming in Extreme Programming is the concept of code review pushed so far forward that it starts as the code is written.

Automated unit testing over unfinished products was once an extreme too. Some shops still do manual testing after the code is "complete", and would only automate after the manual testing became too expensive.