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Software Craftsman

Software Craftsman : Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride
By Mancuso, Sandro
Book – 2014

This book is for the working software developer. Do you see yourself as a professional? Or do you have pride in your skills a craftsman? Or is your work just a job, driven by a non-technical micro-manager?

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Nimble Elephant

The Nimble Elephant – Agile Delivery of Data Models Using A Pattern-based Approach By Giles, John – 2012

Enterprise database architects will want to read this discussion of database patterns and how they can be used to respond quickly to changing business needs and requirements.

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ATDD

ATDD by Example A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-driven Development By Gärtner, Markus – 2013

Software testers and project managers will find this useful.

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Essential Scrum

Essential Scrum – A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process, Kenneth Rubin, – 2012

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Disciplined Agile

Disciplined Agile Delivery A Practitioner’s Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise, Scott Ambler, – 2012

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Management 3.0

Management 3.0 Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, Jurgen Appelo, Addison-Wesley, 2011

Why things are not that simple
Agile software development
Complex systems theory
The information-innovation system
How to energize people
Basics of self-organization
How to empower teams
Leading and ruling on purpose
How to align constraints
The craft of rulemaking
How to develop competence
Communication on structure
How to grow structure
Landscape of change
How to improve everything
All is wrong, but some is useful.

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Agile Product Management with Scrum

Agile Product Management with Scrum – Creating Products That Customers Love, Roman Pichler, – 2010

Product managers will want to read this slim book. 100 pages.

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Becoming Agile

book coverBecoming Agile In An Imperfect World, Greg Smith, Manning, 2009

Team leaders in charge of software projects will want to read this. 350 pages.

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Clean Code

book coverClean Code : a Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship / Robert C. Martin ; [with] Michael C. Feathers … [et al.], Prentice Hall, 2009

The programming gods have spoken, and this is the way and the light. The example code is in Java, but the rules and practices should be applied where possible to all languages. 400 pages.

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Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C♯

book coverAgile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C♯ / Robert C. Martin, Prentice Hall, 2007

Developers will want to read this book. With a foreword by Erich Gamma, of Eclipse fame. Hardcover, 700 pages.