"I was familiar with some of the practices mentioned since I own other books from The Pragmatic Bookshelf, but this book brings a lot of those ideas together and presents them in an clear, concise, organized, format. I would highly recommend this book to a new developer or to a development team that wanted to get 'agile,'."
"This book helps you understand what you are missing, or what you can do better. Practices of an Agile Developer makes it easy to become agile, or get even better at it."
Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. He is a frequently invited speaker at international software conferences and user groups.
He's author of ".NET Gotchas" (O'Reilly), coauthor of the 2007 Jolt Productivity award-winning book "Practices of an Agile Developer" (Pragmatic Bookshelf), and author of "Programming Groovy" (Pragmatic Bookshelf).
Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He co-authored the best-selling book "The Pragmatic Programmer", was one of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance, and co-founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf, publishing award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers.
This book is written in a very clear, straightforward, and enjoyable way.
This book by Venkat Subramanian and Andy Hunt (one of the authors of "Pragmatic Programmer") provides an interesting view into the life of an agile software developer.
I really liked the way that after telling you what the pit fall is they tell you how it should work, and what it feels like when you are doing it right.
Real world agile workers might glean some useful items from here. Frankly it's another case of a book being written when the same sorts of ideas could have been used in a pamphlet... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John W Burgoon
Context: I have worked for some 6-7 years as software developer, most of that time utilising agile methodologies (scrum, many facets of XP). Read morePublished on December 21, 2010 by Jonik
I was introduced to agile development through several other Pragmatic Programmer books, and I've learned a great deal about agile methodologies and practices from each one. Read morePublished on July 7, 2010 by Randall Degges
I churned through this book in about two weeks and will probably read through it again here soon. There are a lot of practical things which relate directly to my daily job and to... Read morePublished on April 5, 2010 by L. Grindahl
This book is a Pragmatic, method agnostic guide to the essential practices for people who are part of an agile team and want to understand agile principles. Read morePublished on November 11, 2008 by Steve Berczuk
Pros: The book is short (1-2 day read). A collection of ~50 bullets... in Prag Prog style. Simple and easy to read. Good advice for agile beginners.. good book to get a jumpstart. Read morePublished on November 1, 2008 by Gishu Pillai
There are couple of things in this book that disappointed me quite a lot. Or maybe I was just expecting too much after reading Pragmatic Programmer. Read morePublished on September 20, 2008 by Alen Balja
The book makes one mistake on its own cover. The apparently "bad" angel is sitting on the person's right shoulder, while the "good" angel, on his left. Read morePublished on July 8, 2008 by Grigoriy Sidelnikov