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Pragmatic Bookshelf News

by Andy Hunt

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  Here’s what’s new and what’s hot from the Pragmatic Bookshelf.  

What’s New

Test Your Software, or Your Users Will. We said that back in The Pragmatic Programmer book and it still rings true today—even more so, with tons of users now testing your iOS app, and reviewing it accordingly! If you write iOS apps, you need Test iOS Apps with UI Automation: Bug Hunting Made Easy now in beta at  

What’s Hot

Top-Ten lists are passé—ours goes to 11. These are the top titles that folks are interested in currently, along with their rank from last month. This is based solely on direct sales from our online store.

1^NEWPractical Programming
2^NEWFunctional Programming Patterns in Scala and Clojure
3v1Programming Ruby 1.9 & 2.0
44Agile Web Development with Rails
5^NEWModern C++ Programming with Test-Driven Development
6^NEWFunctional Programming in Java
7^8Practical Vim
8v6The Definitive ANTLR 4 Reference
9v7Good Math
10v9Core Data
1111The Cucumber Book

What’s Happening

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