|| ||"Kerry Beck" <pragprogpr-AT-oreilly.com>|
|| ||Pragmatic Bookshelf releases "Practices of an Agile Developer"|
|| ||Wed, 05 Apr 2006 13:45:04 -0700|
For Immediate Release
Press and Editorial Queries Only:
Andy Hunt or Dave Thomas
Writing Software in the Real World
Adapting to change is key to successful software development.
Many books and articles have been written describing agile, adaptable
approaches to writing software. But somehow, reading about software
development isn't the same as actually doing it, so readers typically come
away uninspired---few books describe what agile development actually feels
like, or how to tell if you're doing it well.
Now you can see for yourself what agile is all about. Not just "what you
should do," but also "how it really works." In "Practices of an Agile
Developer: Working in the Real World" (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $29.95 US,
0-9745140-8-X), noted authors and consultants Venkat Subramaniam and Andy
Hunt share their experiences and reveal pragmatic, practical agile
development practices that work in the real world of modern, commercial
You'll see how to:
-Establish and maintain an agile working environment
-Deliver what users really want
-Use personal agile techniques for better coding and debugging
-Use effective collaborative techniques for better teamwork
-Move to an agile approach
You'll succeed in delivering and meeting your user's expectations. You'll
be able to keep normal project pressure from turning into
disastrous stress while writing code, and see how to effectively
coordinate mentors, team leads, and developers in harmony.
Of course, you could learn all this stuff the hard way, but this book can
save you time and pain. Read it today, and you'll be a better
Practices of an Agile Developer
by Venkat Subramaniam and Andy Hunt
ISBN 0-9745140-8-X, 200 pages, $29.95 US, $41.95 CA, softcover.
Pragmatic Bookshelf Titles are distributed to bookstores internationally
by O'Reilly Media.
Sample chapters, table of contents, and more information is available on
the book's home page at:
About Pragmatic Bookshelf
The Pragmatic Bookshelf features books written by developers for
developers. The titles continue the well-known Pragmatic Programmer style,
and continue to garner awards and rave reviews. As development gets more
and more difficult, the Pragmatic Programmers will be there with more
titles and products to help programmers stay on top of their game.
For more information, please contact Andrew Hunt at 1-800-699-7764.
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