Take 13 of the world’s best trainers and speakers and ask them to write a chapter on something they care passionately about. The result? A book on software development unlike any other. Fifteen chapters covering the range of modern software development topics, from Domain-Specific Languages through Aspect-Oriented CSS to learning from the past.

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About this Book

  • 240 pages
  • Published:
  • Release: P1.0 (2006-05-09)
  • ISBN: 978-0-9776-1666-4

These essays are a summary of the latest thinking in the industry, and range from the philosophical to the tutorial, covering the topics that the writers felt were the most important for readers today. If you feel like the neatest technology and latest ideas are passing you by, this book can help bring you back you to speed.

It’s all good stuff, without any fluffy filler, as these essays are based on presentations given at the incredibly popular “No Fluff, Just Stuff” symposium series. Twenty-six times a year, the symposium visits a city and the speakers and attendees share ideas and perspectives. The speakers are all internationally known experts in their field.

Contents and Extracts

  • Real World Web Services, by Scott Davis
  • DSLs and Language Oriented Programming, by Neal Ford
  • Shale, by David Geary
  • Test Categorization Techniques, by Andrew Glover
  • Spring AOP, by Stuart Halloway (read this chapter)
  • Dependency Management, by Kirk Knoernschild
  • Process Choreography and the Enterprise Service Bus, by Mark Richards
  • The Cornerstone of a Great Shop, by Jared Richardson
  • Help! I’ve Inherited Legacy Code!, by Jared Richardson
  • Using Code Coverage to Improve Testing Effectiveness, by Ian Roughley
  • Extreme Decorator: Total Object Makeover, by Brian Sletten
  • From Fragility to Agility: Methodologies and Practices, by Venkat Subramaniam
  • The Many Guises of Method Instrumentation, by Eitan Suez
  • CSS: A Programmer’s Perspective, by Eitan Suez
  • Buried Treasure, by Glenn Vanderburg (read this chapter)

As a bonus, many of the authors have contributed to an appendix listing their favorite recent reads, and tools that they find most useful. The book also contains a substantial bibliography of recommended further reading.

About the Author

Includes articles and essays by Scott Davis, Neal Ford, David Geary, Andrew Glover, Stuart Halloway, Kirk Knoernschild, Mark Richards, Jared Richardson, Ian Roughley, Brian Sletten, Venkat Subramaniam, Eitan Suez, and Glenn Vanderburg