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PragPub

June 2011

Features

Pair Programming in a Flash

by Jeff Langr, Tim Ottinger

The rules of pairing, pairing smells, and what you can do when a pair isn’t available.

Practical Mock Advice

by Zach Dennis

Zach shows mocks some much-needed respect.

Language Lessons

by Michael Swaine

A guide to all the programming language articles published in PragPub to date.

When Did That Happen?

by Dan Wohlbruck

The author of the first book on computer programming was born in this month, nearly a century ago.

Departments

Up Front

by Michael Swaine

Something old, something new...

Choice Bits

On a bus going to a secret location! Fueled by desperation! And a disturbing lack of pants.

Guru Meditation

by Andy Hunt

Learning curves are typically not uniformly steep, or we’d call them learning slopes. Andy tackles one of the steeper segments of the agile learning curve.

Way of the Agile Warrior

by Jonathan Rasmusson

Velocity is a powerful tool for planning. The trick is to get managers to use it correctly.

Calendar

Author sightings, upcoming conferences, and all the coverage of the royal wedding that you will ever need.

Shady Illuminations

by John Shade

John can’t resist the temptation to make fun of dumb laws, short attention spans among technology marketers, and Mark Zuckerberg.

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