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PragPub, January 2012

Table of Contents


  • by Tim Ottinger, Jeff Langr
    For unit tests to be useful and effective for your programming team you need to remember to make them FIRST.
  • by Michael Swaine
    The Dude behind Cutting an Agile Groove chats about agility, coaching, and whatever else is on his mind.
  • by Venkat Subramaniam
    In this fifth installment of his series on the Scala programming language, Venkat mixes object oriented and functional styles to reveal the power and grace of Scala collections.
  • by Dan Wohlbruck
    In January of 1972, Hewlett-Packard made a lot of engineers’ pockets happy.


  • by Michael Swaine
    Scala, the FIRST approach to unit tests, and a breakthrough product from forty years ago.
  • Drinking from the Twitter firehose.
  • Meet Brian Hogan, who writes books as well as acting as development editor for The Pragmatic Bookshelf.
  • A monthly diversion at least peripherally related to programming.
  • Author sightings, upcoming conferences, and other events of note.
  • by John Shade
    John devotes this month’s column to telling you things you already know.