Biographie de Kent Beck
Kent Beck is the founder and director of the Three
Rivers Institute (TRI). TRI provides a harmonious
environment for individuals from many disciplines to gather
and investigate the principles underlying emergent software
development and techniques for leveraging these principles.
Mr. Beck has pioneered patterns for software development,
the xUnit family of testing frameworks, the HotDraw drawing
editor framework, CRC cards, refactoring, and most recently
Extreme Programming. He is the author or co-author of
Extreme Programming Explained (Addison-Wesley, 2000),
Planning Extreme Programming (Addison-Wesley, 2000), and
The Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns (Prentice Hall, 1996).
He lives on 20 acres in rural southern Oregon with his
wife, five children, four dogs, two sheep, and a variable
number of domestic fowl. He received his undergraduate
degree from the University of Oregon.