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Practices of an Agile Developer Working in the Real World

ISBN-10: 097451408X
ISBN-13: 9780974514086
Edition: 2005
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date: 4/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694

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 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 Venkat's book can save you time and pain. Read it, and you'll be a better developer.

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an adjunct faculty at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly invited speaker at several international conferences. He's (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer.

Agile Software Development
Beginning Agility
Work for Outcome
Quick Fixes Become Quicksand
Criticize Ideas, Not People
Damn the Torpedoes, Go Ahead
Feeding Agility
Keep Up with Change
Invest in Your Team
Know When to Unlearn
Question Until You Understand
Feel the Rhythm
Delivering What Users Want
Let Customers Make Decisions
Let Design Guide, Not Dictate
Justify Technology Use
Keep It Releasable
Integrate Early, Integrate Often
Automate Deployment Early
Get Frequent Feedback Using Demos
Use Short Iterations, Release in Increments
Fixed Prices Are Broken Promises
Agile Feedback
Put Angels on Your Shoulders
Use It Before You Build It
Different Makes a Difference
Automate Acceptance Testing
Measure Real Progress
Listen to Users
Agile Coding
Program Intently and Expressively
Communicate in Code
Actively Evaluate Trade-Offs
Code in Increments
Keep It Simple
Write Cohesive Code
Tell, Don't Ask
Substitute by Contract
Agile Debugging
Keep a Solutions Log
Warnings Are Really Errors
Attack Problems in Isolation
Report All Exceptions
Provide Useful Error Messages
Agile Collaboration
Schedule Regular Face Time
Architects Must Write Code
Practice Collective Ownership
Be a Mentor
Allow People to Figure It Out
Share Code Only When Ready
Review Code
Keep Others Informed
Epilogue: Moving to Agility
Just One New Practice
Rescuing a Failing Project
Introducing Agility: The Manager's Guide
Introducing Agility: The Programmer's Guide
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