9780596518387

Apprenticeship Patterns

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    9780596518387

  • ISBN10:

    0596518382

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-21
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc

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Summary

Software developers face an ever-changing and ever- expanding technology landscape, which can appear as intimidating as Mt. Everest to newcomers. Developing technical skills is vital, but there are dozens of soft skills and learning techniques you need if you're to grow and succeed professionally. Honing those soft skills is a big part of what "Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman" is all about. Authors Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye, both formerly of the global IT consultancy ThoughtWorks, have cataloged dozens of patterns of behavior to help software developers hone their craft. Developed through years of research, a multitude of interviews, and feedback from O'Reilly's online forum, these patterns address difficult situations faced by entry-level programmers, system administrators, and database administrators. Each pattern has a memorable name to help point you in the right direction when you need it most.

Author Biography

Dave Hoover is the Chief Craftsman at Obtiva where he helps lead Obtiva's Software Studio and apprenticeship program. Dave has been developing software since 2000, when he left a career in child and family therapy. In 2002, Dave read Pete McBreen's "Software Craftsmanship", which re-framed Dave's understanding of software development and how people become great software developers. Dave has become increasingly passionate about learning and has dedicated several years of his career to thinking, writing, and speaking about apprenticeship. Over the last couple years, on most days, you'd find Dave coding Ruby and Rails as the lead developer for Mad Mimi, one of his clients at Obtiva. Dave also enjoys all sorts of endurance sports.

Adewale Oshineye is an engineer at a little-known search engine named Google. This is a consequence of many deeply geeky evenings spent programming 8-bit computers when he was a child. When he grew up Adewale somehow fell into IT consultancy. His career at consultancies such as Thoughtworks gave him the chance to work on projects ranging from point-of-sale systems for electrical retailers to trading systems for investment banks. It also gave him a chance to learn from some of the most interesting software craftspeople in Western Europe. In those rare moments when he's not in front of a computer he can be found behind a digital camera somewhere in London.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Software Craftsmanship Manifestop. xxi
Introductionp. 1
What Is Software Craftsmanship?p. 3
What Is Apprenticeship?p. 8
What Is an Apprenticeship Pattern?p. 9
Where Did the Patterns Come From?p. 9
Where Do We Go from Here?p. 10
Emptying The Cupp. 11
Your First Languagep. 13
The White Beltp. 18
Unleash Your Enthusiasmp. 22
Concrete Skillsp. 24
Expose Your Ignorancep. 25
Confront Your Ignorancep. 28
The Deep Endp. 30
Retreat into Competencep. 32
Wrapping Upp. 34
Walking The Long Roadp. 37
The Long Roadp. 38
Craft over Artp. 40
Sustainable Motivationsp. 43
Nurture Your Passionp. 45
Draw Your Own Mapp. 47
Use Your Titlep. 50
Stay in the Trenchesp. 52
A Different Roadp. 53
Wrapping Upp. 55
Accurate Self-Assessmentp. 57
Be the Worstp. 58
Find Mentorsp. 61
Kindred Spiritsp. 64
Rubbing Elbowsp. 66
Sweep the Floorp. 68
Wrapping Upp. 71
Perpetual Learningp. 73
Expand Your Bandwidthp. 74
Practice, Practice, Practicep. 77
Breakable Toysp. 79
Use the Sourcep. 82
Reflect As You Workp. 85
Record What You Learnp. 88
Share What You Learnp. 89
Create Feedback Loopsp. 92
Learn How You Failp. 94
Wrapping Upp. 96
Construct Your Curriculump. 99
Reading Listp. 100
Read Constantlyp. 102
Study the Classicsp. 104
Dig Deeperp. 105
Familiar Toolsp. 109
Wrapping Upp. 111
Conclusionp. 113
Pattern Listp. 119
A Call For Apprenticeshipp. 123
A Retrospective On The First Year of Obtiva's Apprenticeship Programp. 127
Online Resourcesp. 131
Bibliographyp. 133
Indexp. 137
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