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The Thoughtworks Anthology

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ThoughtWorks is a well-known global consulting firm; ThoughtWorkers are leaders in areas of design, architecture, SOA, testing, and agile methodologies. This collection of essays brings together contributions from well-known ThoughtWorkers such as Martin Fowler, along with other authors you may not know yet. While ThoughtWorks is perhaps best known for their work in the Ag ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 24th 2008 by Pragmatic Bookshelf (first published March 17th 2008)
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Nishmitha S
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
+1 star for the effort to publish the collective content, views from leaders in different levels of a software project
David Lindelof
Nov 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I read this first volume after reading its successor. Compared with the latter, I found the first volume to be slightly disappointing.

Like its successor, it's a series of essays from Thoughtworks employees, including Martin Fowler. Whereas the second volume had some detailed, practical advice, I found this one to be much more vague and generic. It sounds almost as if it was written during the early years of the agile movement (which it maybe was), giving advice and recommendations that seem comm
Chris Wood
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: agile, technology
Thoughtworks continues to lead the technology industry in innovative techniques for exploiting technology in a service-oriented environment. This anthology is worth its weight in gold both for its breadth and for its focused brilliance. The work itself cuts across a wide spectrum: SOA, Agile, Paradigms, and Polyglot architectures are a few areas that were especially insightful. This collection is a must for any technology enthusiast or practitioner.

I have written the following summaries & reflec
Herdi Naufal
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Baru baca beberapa bab, dan yang paling bagus adalah soal Polyglot Programming.
Sesuai judulnya, Anthology adalah kumpulan cerita/essays. Dan Thoughtworks secara literal berarti pekerjaan yang membutuhkan pemikiran (dan sangat cocok ketika dihubungkan dengan inovasi dan teknologi perangkat lunak)
Buku ini berisi kumpulan kisah2 inovasi teknologi, dan sangat bagus bagi kalian yang mencari kesegaran di tengah buku-buku teknologi dan software yang ada.
Hugo Corbucci
Jan 27, 2015 rated it liked it
The book has somehow aged. Sill has interesting ideas for people who have not been doing agile. Most of the articles are a lot more about what to do and less about how to get there which makes the
whole of it a bit harder.
Lars Westergren
Dec 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Very nice book. Lessons from several of the essays were immediately applicable on my current project.
Christian Blunden
Jan 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Great book full of individual essays on fresh and practical advice on software delivery from the people who really know how.
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