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ThoughtWorks Anthology



How do the staff of a globally successful software development company maintain their edge? They do it by studying and applying their craft. And this book is proof.

The ThoughtWorks Anthology is a collection of essays covering a wide range of issues facing software developers today. In this book, you’ll find a treasure trove of pragmatic advice to improve the effectiveness of your development efforts, written by experts in the field.

ThoughtWorks is a well-known global consulting firm; ThoughtWorkers are leaders in areas of design, architecture, SOA, testing, and agile methodologies. This collection of essays brings together contributions from well-known ThoughtWorkers such as Martin Fowler, along with other authors you may not know yet.

You’ll find essays on testing, controlling a project, the creation of domain specific languages, issues of build and deploy, programming languages, techniques for software development, and more.

The thirteen essays include:

  • Solving the Business Software Last Mile
  • One Lair and Twenty Ruby DSLs
  • The Lush Landscape of Languages
  • What Is an Iteration Manager Anyway?
  • Project Vital Signs
  • Domain Annotations
  • Agile vs. Waterfall Testing for Enterprise Web Apps
  • Pragmatic Performance Testing

Book Information

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ThoughtWorks Anthology

by ThoughtWorks

ISBN: 9781934356142, 240 pages, $39.00US, $41.00CA, 7.5×9.

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Sample chapters, table of contents, and more information is available on the book’s home page.

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