Sunday, November 18, 2012

Head First - Software Development

[Authors: Dan Pilone & Russ Miles ; Publisher: O'Reilly; Paperback: 516 pages]

The software development approach described in this book is primarily based on Agile development principles and the Scrum framework (though not explicitly mentioned as such). It also introduces the concepts underlying technical practices like Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI) in a very elegant manner using a single case study , code snippets, illustrations and exercises. Pure Agilists may disagree with some of the points made in this book for e.g. definition of velocity , suggestion of a separate QA team for team for testing.
Read the extended summary of this book in my business blog.