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The JHipster Mini-Book By Matt Raible
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The things you need to do to set up a new software project can be daunting. First, you have to select the back-end framework to create your API, choose your database, set up security, and choose your... More > build tool. Then you have to choose the tools to create your front end: select a UI framework, configure a build tool, set up Sass processing, configure your browser to auto-refresh when you make changes, and configure the client and server so they work in unison. If you’re building a new application using Spring Boot and AngularJS, you can save days by using JHipster. JHipster is a project-creation tool that generates a project with a Spring Boot-powered API and an AngularJS client. Not only that, it can generate scaffolding for your application and configure it to run in the cloud. JHipster is a treasure trove of information of how to build modern web applications. It can turn any curious and willing developer into a Java Hipster!< Less
Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals By Michał Bartyzel
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Cooperation between the business and IT is governed by two harmful stereotypes: IT claims that in the business they do not know what they want, while the business is convinced that IT does not think... More > with a business mindset. Sometimes, we entrench ourselves in these positions to such an extent that we are unable to find a thread of understanding, which is necessary to develop valuable software. This book includes a set of out-and-dried techniques for improving your cooperation with the business. The main goal of this publication is to give you two key skills: discovering the business needs, and managing the conversation in a way that will enable you to collect precise and useful information. First and foremost, I promote the first point of the Agile Manifesto: “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.” Thus, if you tend to think that your clients do not know what they want, this book is exactly for you.< Less
Why Agile Works By Michael de la Maza, David Benz
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Why do some companies excel with agile and others see virtually no improvement? The difference is culture and an understanding that agile is a framework for deep cultural change instead of a process... More > or set of practices to increase efficiency. Processes and methods can become stale and rote, and can stifle innovation—even processes that were initially developed to be agile. An agile culture, however, will continuously improve and adapt without the need for periodic change initiatives. Why Agile Works: The Values Behind the Results focuses on why and how agile works and where agile should take organizations in terms of values. Here you’ll learn: why agile fails most often, how culture determines results, the difference between values and beliefs, a framework for describing agile organizational values, how to recognize common beliefs that support and undermine an agile organization. If agile is a framework for change, this book is about what this change looks like and how agile beliefs lead you there.< Less
Dependency-Oriented Thinking: Volume 1 – Analysis and Design By Ganesh Prasad
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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a somewhat disappointing technology buzzword from the last decade, associated with expensive and heavyweight technology that does not provide as much of a... More > return on investment as was hyped - or is it? Has the industry just failed to understand and exploit the power of SOA? Ganesh Prasad, an industry veteran with over a decade's worth of SOA experience at varied organisations, has discovered the secret to unlocking SOA's wasted potential. He aims to reignite SOA practice with a fresh, lightweight yet rigorous method based on the single most important element that underlies all types of system interactions - the notion of dependencies. "Dependency-Oriented Thinking" is the book that reveals these secrets for the first time. Volume 1 is aimed at business analysts, solution architects, designers and developers. It provides them with a formal method to develop agile, cost-effective and low-risk solutions to meet business requirements - the goals of SOA.< Less
Dependency-Oriented Thinking: Volume 2 – Governance and Management By Ganesh Prasad
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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a somewhat disappointing technology buzzword from the last decade, associated with expensive and heavyweight technology that does not provide as much of a... More > return on investment as was hyped - or is it? Has the industry just failed to understand and exploit the power of SOA? Ganesh Prasad aims to reignite SOA practice with a fresh, lightweight yet rigorous method based on the single most important element that underlies all types of system interactions - the notion of dependencies. "Dependency-Oriented Thinking" is the book that reveals these secrets for the first time. Volume 2 is aimed at business executives, heads of IT, enterprise architects and project managers. It provides them with a formal method to direct and manage the development of systems that deliver business agility, sustainably reduce cost and minimise operational risk - the goals of SOA.< Less
Scrum and XP from the Trenches - 2nd Edition By Henrik Kniberg
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This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a team of approximately 40 people and how they... More > continuously improved their process over a year’s time. Under the leadership of Henrik Kniberg they experimented with different team sizes, different sprint lengths, different ways of defining “done”, different formats for product backlogs and sprint backlogs, different testing strategies, different ways of doing demos, different ways of synchronizing multiple Scrum teams, etc. They also experimented with XP practices – different ways of doing continuous build, pair programming, test driven development, etc, and how to combine this with Scrum. This second edition is an annotated version, a “director’s cut” where Henrik reflects upon the content and shares new insights gained since the first version of the book.< Less
The Cynefin Mini-Book By Greg Brougham
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We all recognise that world is inherently complex but what does this mean? From a theory perspective it means that it is an open system where the agents and the environment coevolve and influence... More > each other. This means that traditional approaches that are based on analysis no longer have agency and will not allow us to make sense of the world. It is not about throwing the old out but understanding where existing practices are applicable and where we need to think a new. This mini-book started out as a series of papers that were experiential in nature and which were intended to provide an introduction to complexity theory, the Cynefin framework in particular and some of its related practices. These are simple practices that allow us to make sense of a complex world and allow us to establish what actions are appropriate and how we should act.< Less
Leading Self-Organising Teams By Siegfried Kaltenecker
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What are self-organising teams? Why do we need them? How can we effectively lead in a self-organising environment? This workbook provides practice-based answers to these questions. Focused on... More > helping lean and agile professionals to improve, these answers offer a clear understanding of what self-organisation is about and why we need it to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The author gives an overview on the cornerstones of so-called leadership as a team sport and wants to encourage you to make good use of the broad collection of proven tools he offers.< Less
Agile with Guts By Nicolas Gouy
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The first principle of the Agile Manifesto is about “valuable software”. Value is subjective; it’s the perceived benefit we get from something. Imagine you are working for an IT... More > department in a large organization. You want to deliver valuable software with iterative delivery. There might be dozens of stakeholders with dozens of definition of value. How do you ensure you are both “building the right thing” and “building the thing right”? Suppose you are increasing your productivity, you might be building the wrong product faster. This book describes how a large organization uses techniques to focus on the right product and to deeply anchor the idea that less output can deliver more outcomes.< Less
Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives - A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises By Luis Gonçalves, Ben Linders
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Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives helps you and your teams to do retrospectives effectively and efficiently. It's a toolbox with many exercises for facilitating retrospectives, supported with... More > the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they bring, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives. If you are a Scrum master, agile coach, project manager, product manager or facilitator then this book helps you to discover and apply new ways to do Valuable Agile Retrospectives with your teams. With plenty of exercises you can develop your own personal Retrospectives Toolbox to become more proficient in doing retrospectives and get more out of them.< Less