Erik Meijer on Xtreme Programing and Agile
Agile is a cancer that we have to eliminate from the industry. — Erik Meijer
Erik Meijer (born 18 April 1963, Curaçao) is a Dutch computer scientist and entrepreneur. From 2000 to early 2013 he was a software architect for Microsoft where he headed the Cloud Programmability Team. He then founded Applied Duality Inc. in 2013. Before that, he was an associate professor at Utrecht University. He received his Ph.D from Nijmegen University in 1992.
Meijer's research has included the areas of functional programming (particularly Haskell) compiler implementation, parsing, programming language design, XML, and foreign function interfaces.
His work at Microsoft included C#, Visual Basic, LINQ, Volta, and the Reactive programming framework (Reactive Extensions) for .NET.
[from Erik Meijer (computer scientist) (born 1963)]
the book mentioned is [Agile!: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly By Bertrand Meyer. At Agile!: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly ]
Bertrand Meyer (/ˈmaɪər/; French: [mɛjɛʁ]; born 1950) is a French academic, author, and consultant in the field of computer languages. He created the Eiffel programming language and the idea of design by contracts.
[from Wikipedia Bertrand Meyer]