Want to be a better developer? This book collects the personal habits, ideas, and approaches of successful agile software developers and presents them in a series of short, easy-to-digest tips.
You’ll learn how to improve your software development process, see what real agile practices feel like, avoid the common temptations that kill projects, and keep agile practices in balance.
About this Book
- 208 pages
- Release: P6.0 (2011-08-25)
- ISBN: 978-0-9745-1408-6
Adapting to change is key to successful software development.
Many books and articles have been written describing agile, adaptable approaches to writing software. But somehow, reading about software development isn’t the same as actually doing it, so readers typically come away uninspired—few books describe what agile development actually feels like, or how to tell if you’re doing it well.
Now you can see for yourself what agile is all about. Not just “what you should do,” but also “how it really works.” Noted authors and consultants Venkat Subramaniam and Andy Hunt share their experiences and reveal pragmatic, practical agile development practices that work in the real world of modern, commercial software development.
You’ll see how to:
- Establish and maintain an agile working environment
- Deliver what users really want
- Use personal agile techniques for better coding and debugging
- Use effective collaborative techniques for better teamwork
- Move to an agile approach
You’ll succeed in delivering and meeting your user’s expectations. 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.
Of course, you could learn all this stuff the hard way, but this book can save you time and pain. Read it today, and you’ll be a better developer—today.
Contents and Extracts
Special! Download the pullout card summarizing the tips in Practices of an Agile Developer.
Comments and Reviews
—Bil Kleb Research Scientist NASA
The perfect sequel to The Pragmatic Programmer!
—Scott Splavec Senior Software Engineer
I was familiar with some of the practices mentioned since I own other books from The Pragmatic Bookshelf, but this book brings a lot of those ideas together and presents them in an clear, concise, organized, format. I would highly recommend this book to a new developer or to a development team that wanted to get “agile.”
—Steffen Gemkow Managing Director ObjectFab GmbH
This book helps you understand what you are missing, or what you can do better. Practices of an Agile Developer makes it easy to become agile, or get even better at it.
—Nathaniel T. Schutta Co-author, Foundations of Ajax
The “What it Feels Like” sections are just gold—it’s one thing to tell someone to do this, it’s quite another to put it into practice and know you’re doing it right.
—Guerry A. Semones Senior Software Engineer Appistry
When I started reading Practices of an Agile Developer, I kept thinking “Wow, a lot of developers need this book.” It did not take long to realize that I needed this book. I highly recommend it to developers of all experience levels.
I have read this book several times and every time I find something else to add to my toolbox… I highly recommend this book to anyone that works in a corporate environment where the managers don’t always understand software development. It also does a great job of introducing Agile development practices in a simple, easy way to understand.