I'm agile and extreme (and I didn't know it)
Last fall, I was invited to speak at a workshop about "agile development". I had to decline because of my deep ignorance of XP (extreme) programming principles and techniques, applied patterns, test-driven development, and stuff like that. A couple of weeks ago, I couldn't resist to a small booklet, pocket guide, to Extreme Programming from O'Reilly. (BTW, excellent).
So I realized that I was agile and extreme already. It was to see that principles of extreme programming always inspired me to build software for years. But not just that. XP Programming principles can be abstracted to sort of XP Living Principles, and I'm probably agile and extreme in that context as well. (Uhm, think I have to cross-check this with my wife first...)
I felt even more reassured when my Wintellect pal John Robbins revealed that he has similar feelings about Test-Driven Development (TDD)--the only approach he knows and ever used to develop top-quality code.
Sexy acronyms--that's what it's all about...