Tag Archives: metaphor

The System Metaphor Explored

The System Metaphor is one of the less popular parts of Extreme Programming (XP). Newer descriptions often even omit it. But metaphor is useful – when you have  a good one, it really helps you understand and organize your system. … Continue reading

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Review – Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age

Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age, Richard Coyne. MIT Press, 1995.Philosophical and a little heavy, but has some good ideas about what metaphors mean in a software context. (Reviewed Nov., ’02)

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Extreme Programming Explored

  Extreme Programming Explored, by William C. Wake. Addison-Wesley, 2001. Foreword by Dave Thomas (The Pragmatic Programmer). This book grew out of the XPlorations series of articles. I wrote them as I was learning XP, and relating it to my … Continue reading

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Speech: Metaphors for Extreme Programming (XP)

Metaphors for XP itself. Continue reading

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Metaforma Brainstorming Tool

Brainstorm system metaphors. Continue reading

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The System Metaphor

What is the system metaphor and how do you use it? We'll explore the definition and purpose, and discuss a few metaphors used in some XP projects. We'll explore possible metaphors for two types of systems. Finally, we'll discuss some … Continue reading

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