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Here are links to articles and blog posts by and about Leanpub authors and their books! If you're a Leanpub author and you'd like us to add a link to an article or blog post about your book on the Buzz page, just email us at hello@leanpub.com.

Daniel Root | 3 IFTTT Recipes To Spice Up Your Trello Boards


The book I’m writing - Enter, Trello Dojo - is all about using the awesome todo-list-and-so-much-more service Trello to be more productive at home and work. One area it explores is automating Trello using tools like IFTTT and Zapier.


Click here to see Daniel's book on Leanpub!

Manuel Kiessling | Serbo-Croatian Translation at webhostinggeeks.com | Leanpub Podcast Interview


Many thanks to Vera Djuraskovic, who has translated our podcast interview with Manuel Kiessling into Serbo-Croatian!

Just click the link above to see Vera's translation, and go here to see the original on the Leanpub blog.

Click here to see Manuel's book on Leanpub!

Swizec Teller | Article in Business Insider | Why Programmers Work At Night


A popular saying goes that programmers are machines that turn caffeine into code.

And sure enough, ask a random programmer when they do their best work and there’s a high chance they will admit to a lot of late nights. Some earlier, some later. A popular trend is to get up at 4am and get some work done before the day’s craziness begins. Others like going to bed at 4am.

At the gist of all this is avoiding distractions. But you could just lock the door, what’s so special about the night?

I think it boils down to three things: the maker’s schedule, the sleepy brain and bright computer screens.


Click here to see Swizec's book on Leanpub!

Ian Barber | Review by Pieter Hintjens at CodeConnected.org | The Message Is The Medium


History is defined by change, and so is our software industry. Ian Barber celebrated Isaac Newton's birthday this year by publishing "The Message Is The Medium", a history of messaging software from the very first packet sent down copper wire to the "Internet of Things", the future where your cutlery talk to each other about the toaster.


This is a short book, nicely formatted for the digital reader. I read it in a half an hour, without getting bored, even as my brain played buzzword bingo with the hundreds of terms Ian throws at us. Ian writes like an Economist journalist, deadpan minimalist text, with witty headers. A very dry English style. It works. This is a highly readable book that deserves to become a core introduction for every software engineering course.


Click here to see Ian's book on Leanpub!

Brian Marick | Review by Uncle Bob Martin at blog.8thlight.com | Functional Programming for the Object Oriented Programmer


This book, written by Brian Marick, is important. Indeed, it may be necessary. We need something to bridge the gap between the huge population of OO programmers, and the growing need for functional programmers. I’ve seen nothing else that fills this need so well.

I read a lot of books, but few are so competently written. I’m a hundred pages in and I’m loving it. If you are a Java, C#, C++, Ruby, or Python programmer, and you are wondering what all this functional programming noise is about, this is the book for you.


Click here to see Brian's book on Leanpub!

Paul Bradshaw and Carol Miers | Story by Rachel McAthy at journalism.co.uk | Help Me Investigate launches its first ebook


A network of people interested in investigating matters related to the London Olympics have contributed to the first ever ebook for crowdsourcing platform Help Me Investigate.

The book, written by Help Me Investigate founder Paul Bradshaw and reporter Carol Miers, is based on an investigation by Help Me Investigate the Olympics into the allocation of Olympic torchbearer places.


Bradshaw added that "the ability to publish the book before the relay has even finished" has allowed the platform to "tap into the interest while it's still topical, rather than waiting for traditional publishing schedules". [...]

Click here to see Paul and Carol's book on Leanpub!

Yves Hanoulle | Who is Agile?


With support of other editors (Andrea Chiou @andreachiou, Marcin Floryan @mfloryan and Peter Doomen @AbOrigineMundi), the team collects life stories of agile coaches, trainers or significant community builders into one place.

Reading this book is great inside into the history of Agile, motivations which lead to deal with changes by agile approaches, and small personal/professional victories during agile introduction. Also, you might be surprised by roots of theirs experience, interests that bring so needed non-IT flavor into agile community. [...]

Click here to see Yves's book on Leanpub!

Here are some more links to posts about Who is Agile?:

InfoQ: Who is agile Book Released

The Agile Revolution: Episode 31: An Apple A Day

johnno's nose: Returning to Who is agile

Aaron Sumner | Everyday Rails Testing with RSpec: The Book is complete


On Monday I posted the final, edited version of Everyday Rails Testing with RSpec, available now on Leanpub for $9 US.

First, let me again thank everyone who purchased the early access, beta version of the book. I appreciate the support and all the feedback. As I shared on the Leanpub mailing list yesterday, releasing the book so early in its development cycle perhaps frustrated a couple of readers, but it resulted in a very different (and in my opinion, better) book than I’d originally set out to write. I’m planning to write a more complete retrospective in my personal blog later this week, for anyone interested in the lean publishing approach. [...]

Click here to see Aaron's book on Leanpub!

Mark Graban | New eBook Compilation – Lean Blog: Sports


Being a big fan of what the guys at LeanPub are doing (listen to my podcasts with them here and here), sports-related posts from my blog dating back to 2005. Lean Blog: Sports - Lean Concepts in Sports and Lean Lessons from Sports.

Click here to see Mark's book on Leanpub!

Richard Veryard | Organizational Intelligence eBook


I have put a draft of my Organizational Intelligence book onto the @LeanPub platform. This is now available in PDF, ePUB and MOBI.


Elisabeth Hendrickson | It’s a Book!


Happy New Year!

A funny thing happened on my way to inbox 0 last week: I wrote a book in 4 days.

I didn’t mean to. And actually it’s not true to say that I wrote it in just 4 days. I assembled it in 4 days; I wrote it over 15 years. Allow me to present There’s Always a Duck ,

Click here to see Elisabeth's book on Leanpub!