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June Issue of Pragmatic Programmer magazine, PragPub

June 01, 2011

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In this Issue

In this issue, Zach Dennis is here with some fresh insights on using Mocks. Zach helped write The RSpec Book, so he knows his Mocks.

Jeff Langr and Tim Ottinger have been demonstrating what you might call pair authoring in PragPub recently, and they are back this month with the first part of a two-part exploration of pair programming.

Because learning a new language every year is a good thing, we raid our back-issue database to recall a couple dozen articles on programming languages, from Scala to CoffeeScript.

Dan Wohlbruck flashes back to the first book on programming ever written; Andy Hunt tackles one of the steeper segments of the agile learning curve in this month’s Guru Meditation; Jonathan Rasmusson devotes his Way of the Agile Warrior column to getting you up to speed on velocity.

And of course, don’t miss John Shade’s latest exquisite take on corporate lawyers, recycling of ideas, and Mark Zuckerberg.

You might just Like it.

Coming Soon:

  • Designed for Use: Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web in print
  • Continuous Testing: with Ruby, Rails, and JavaScript in print
  • Programming Concurrency on the JVM: Mastering Synchronization, STM, and Actors in print
  • iOS Recipes: Tips and Tricks for Awesome iPhone and iPad Apps in print

Recently Released:

  • Exceptional Ruby: Master the Art of Handling Failure in Ruby [in print]
  • CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development [in beta]
  • Code in the Cloud: Programming Google AppEngine [in print]
  • Test-Driven Development for Embedded C [in print]
  • Thanks for your continued support,

    Andy & Dave

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