9780134052502

The Software Craftsman Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/14/2014
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Be a Better Developer and Deliver Better Code

 

Despite advanced tools and methodologies, software projects continue to fail. Why? Too many organizations still view software development as just another production line. Too many developers feel that way, too—and they behave accordingly.

 

In The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride, Sandro Mancuso offers a better and more fulfilling path. If you want to develop software with pride and professionalism; love what you do and do it with excellence; and build a career with autonomy, mastery, and purpose, it starts with the recognition that you are a craftsman. Once you embrace this powerful mindset, you can achieve unprecedented levels of technical excellence and customer satisfaction.

 

Mancuso helped found the world’s largest organization of software craftsmen; now, he shares what he’s learned through inspiring examples and pragmatic advice you can use in your company, your projects, and your career.

 

You will learn

  • Why agile processes aren’t enough and why craftsmanship is crucial to making them work
  • How craftsmanship helps you build software right and helps clients in ways that go beyond code
  • How and when to say “No” and how to provide creative alternatives when you do
  • Why bad code happens to good developers and how to stop creating and justifying it
  • How to make working with legacy code less painful and more productive
  • How to be pragmatic—not dogmatic—about your practices and tools
  • How to lead software craftsmen and attract them to your organization
  • What to avoid when advertising positions, interviewing candidates, and hiring developers
  • How developers and their managers can create a true culture of learning
  • How to drive true technical change and overcome deep patterns of skepticism

 

Sandro Mancuso has coded for startups, software houses, product companies, international consultancies, and investment banks. In October 2013, he cofounded Codurance, a consultancy based on Software Craftsmanship principles and values. His involvement with Software Craftsmanship began in 2010, when he founded the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC), now the world’s largest and most active Software Craftsmanship community, with more than two thousand craftsmen. For the past four years, he has inspired and helped developers to organize Software Craftsmanship communities throughout Europe, the United States, and the rest of the world.

Author Biography

Sandro Mancuso has been coding since a very young age but only started his professional career in 1996. He has worked for startups, software houses, product companies, international consultancy companies, and investment banks. In October 2013, Sandro co-founded Codurance, a consultancy company based on Software Craftsmanship principles and values, as described in his book The Software Craftsman .

 

During his career, Sandro has worked on a variety of projects, with different languages, technologies, and across many different industries. Sandro has a lot of experience bringing the Software Craftsmanship ideology and Extreme Programming practices to organizations of all sizes. Sandro is internationally renowned for his work in spreading Software Craftsmanship principles and is a renowned speaker at many conferences around the world. His professional aspiration is to raise the bar of the software industry by helping developers become better at—and care more about—their craft through sharing his knowledge, skills, and experiences.

 

Sandro’s involvement with Software Craftsmanship started in 2010, when he founded the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC), which has become the largest and most active Software Craftsmanship community in the world, with more than 2000 craftsmen. For the past four years he has inspired and helped developers to start and organize many other Software Craftsmanship communities in Europe, the United States, and other parts of the world.

Table of Contents

Preface
I. Part I - Ideology and Attitude
1. Software Development
2. Agile
3. Software Craftsmanship .
4. The Software Craftsmanship Attitude
5. Heroes, Goodwill and Professionalism .
6. Working Software .
7. Technical Practices
8. The Long Road .

 

II. Part II - A full transformation
9. Recruitment
10. Interviewing Software Craftsmen
11. Interview Anti-patterns
12. The Cost of Low Morale .
13. Culture of Learning
14. Driving Technical Changes
15. Pragmatic Craftsmanship
16. A Career as a Software Craftsman

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