Practices of an agile developer: working in the real world

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Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2006 - Computers - 189 pages
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Want to be a better developer? This books collects the personal habits, ideas, and approaches of successful agile software developers and presents them in a series of short, easy-to-digest tips. This isn't academic fluff; follow these ideas and you'll show yourself, your teammates, and your managers real results. These are the proven and effective agile practices that will make you a better developer.

This book will help you improve five areas of your career: The Development Process What to Do While Coding Developer Attitudes Project and Team Management Iterative and Incremental Learning

These practices provide guidelines that will help you succeed in delivering and meeting your user's expectations, even if the domain is unfamiliar. You'll be able to keep normal project pressure from turning into disastrous stress while writing code, and see how to effectively coordinate mentors, team leads, and developers in harmony.

You can learn all this stuff the hard way, but this book can save you time and pain. Read it, and you'll be a better developer.

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Good intro book but lacks "meat" - Goodreads
A good easy to read book. - Goodreads
A collection of solid advice for any programmer. - Goodreads
For novices, it's a great intro into Agile practices. - Goodreads
I needed an intro book. - Goodreads
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A book which transform my perception towards development after 6 yr of experience. Must read for novice developer

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Lots of tips agile developers may have heard about before or think is common sense, but still an excellent reference. Read full review

Contents

Agile Software Development
2
Beginning Agility
5
Work for Outcome
13
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Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. He is a frequently invited speaker at international software conferences and user groups.

He's author of ".NET Gotchas" (O'Reilly), coauthor of the 2007 Jolt Productivity award-winning book "Practices of an Agile Developer" (Pragmatic Bookshelf), and author of "Programming Groovy" (Pragmatic Bookshelf).

Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He co-authored the best-selling book "The Pragmatic Programmer", was one of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance, and co-founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf, publishing award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers.

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