Principles and Practices of Software Craftsmanship
Principles and Practices of Software Craftsmanship
About the Book
- Making unnecessary compromises between speed of delivery and quality?
- Being driven down to the lowest common denominator?
- Being forced to use the wrong tools for the job time and again?
- Seeing projects fail for entirely avoidable reasons?
- Having to justify doing things the right way?
- Defending the value of taking time to reduce technical debt?
- Seeing your team deliver code you’re embarrassed by, and feeling like you are the only one that cares?
- Find out about no-compromise software development, where fast and good aren’t at odds anymore?
- Learn how to make the value of quality software clear in direct business terms?
- Discover how to deliver estimates and advice that your clients will trust and value?
- See how to keep your cool, maintain your independence, and take responsibility for your projects?
- Take charge of your career and bring the passion and drive back into development for your whole team!
- Get the perspective of thirty years in the industry now?
“Improve a mechanical device and you may double productivity, but improve man and you gain a thousandfold.” – Khan Noonien Singh
- The Way
- The Journey
- The Map
What is Craftsmanship?
- Is there even such a thing as software craftsmanship?
- Is Software Craftsmanship a Good Thing?
- People, Not Software
- No Compromises
- What Software Craftsmanship is not
- Why Software Craftsmanship?
- Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship
- The Agile Manifesto
- Who are Software Craftsmen?
- The Habitat of the Software Craftsman
- Where the Buck Stops
- Holistic Responsibility
- Never Blocked
- When Things go Wrong
- It’s Never SEP
- Steer your own Course
- Practice: Measuring
- Practice: Testing
- Solving the Right Problem
- Practice: Automation
- Practice: Shipping
- Practice: Communicating
- The Drive
- Having Fun
- The Hard Part
- Practice: Modularity
- Don’t be indispensable
- Avoid lock-in
- Re-inventing yourself
- Don’t get Blocked
- Oil and Water
- Practice: Anticipating
- Practice: Continuous Integration
- Practice: Domain-Driven Design
- Market Awareness
- Practice: Community Building
- Practice: Team-Building
- Practice: Demonstrating
- Practice: Agility
- Empty the Cup
- A Different Level of Thinking
- It’s not all Nails
- The Other Guys Shoes
- Not Locking In too Early
- Technical Debt Accumulation
- Team Pace
Principle: Constant Improvement
- Practice: Learning
- Practice: Practicing
- Practice: Reading
- Practice: Writing
- Practice: Researching
- Tales from the Bilge
- You’ve got to want it
- Practice: Managing Technical Debt
- Practice: Managing Dependencies
- Principle: Curiosity
- Many kinds of Concurrency
- Principle: Breadth
- Practice: Developing
- Principle: Freedom
- Principle: Humility
- Principle: Confidence
- Principle: Respect
- Principle: Decisiveness
- Principle: Professionalism
- Before Design
- Before Code
- Principle: Patience
- Principle: Historical Perspective
- Principle: Leadership
- Practice: Mentoring
- Practice: Teaching
- Practice: Salesmanship
- Hiring and Keeping Craftsmen
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