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Jared Richardson is a developer-turned-manager who thinks a good day is having everything delegated so that he can sneak away and actually write code. He specializes in using off-the-shelf technologies to solve tough problems, especially those involving the software development process. With more that 10 years of experience, Jared has been a consultant, developer, tester, and manager, including Director of Development at several companies. He currently manages a team of developers and testers at SAS Institute, and is responsible for a company-wide effort to use test automation to improve the quality of SAS products. Will Gwaltney is a software developer with over 20 year's experience. In that time he hasn't quite seen it all, but he's seen most of it (and a lot of it hasn't been pretty). He's worked at both large companies and start-ups in the fields of electronics CAD, networking, telecommunications, knowledge representation, and web-based planning and scheduling for the enterprise. Will currently works on test automation at SAS Inc., the largest privately-owned software company in the world.
Ship it summarizes best practices in software development and offers both practical advice on how to use various tools and how to deal with various scenarios that come up while... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Noah Moerbeek
Funny thing - you won't know if you're really out of wack until you read it. If you have experience and aren't a drone, then all of this should be either a) already happening b)... Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by S. Rylander
If you have missed on what has been happening on the Development front for last 5 yrs this is a quick catch up book. Its practical to the point guide to software development. Read morePublished on April 8, 2010 by V. A. Raghavan
Put it simply, if you have some real experience in software development industry for, say, 2-3 years, then you already should know most of what this book tells you. Read morePublished on November 1, 2009 by Anton
If you like 'The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master', you will love this book.
Like the 'The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master' is for programmer,... Read more
I actually stopped reading this book after about 30 pages. Something seems too obvious while reading it. Read morePublished on November 16, 2008 by Lior Bar-On
This book does not tell you what development methodology you should use instead it uses a variety of tools and applies them in real world environments. Read morePublished on November 10, 2008 by Derick Clack
The book contains 36 practices, which can be applied throughout the development process. The practices are grouped into Techniques, Infrastructure and Process. Read morePublished on January 20, 2008 by Cavigelli Matthias
If you are familiar with the "The Pragmatic Programmer"(written by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas) then you will probably recognise the Pragmatic Bookshelf series of books, set up by... Read morePublished on July 29, 2007 by Mitchell Wheat