Issue #17, November 2010
- Let’s Talk about Your Book
- Susannah Pfalzer, managing editor of The Pragmatic Bookshelf, talks about writing, from the hero’s journey to PragProWriMo.
- Writing and Performing
- Agile software development has all the hallmarks of an artistic performance like those of music, theater, or dance. It requires practice; it requires rehearsal; it requires a team to be constantly negotiating their own personal and professional relationships among themselves.
- Getting Clojure
- It’s incredibly easy to call Java code from Clojure, but who would have thought that modifying an existing Java library would be such uncharted territory? Gregg shares what he has learned.
- Shu Ha Ri
- Our well-meaning agile coach’s maturity model was based, either deliberately or subconsciously, on Shuhari, a Japanese martial arts concept involving three stages of mastery: “first learn, then detach, and finally transcend.”
- When Did That Happen?
- From 1925 to 1955 was the Golden Era of Radio. Almost 90% of the population of the United States owned and regularly listened to the radio. And broadcasting began in this month, ninety years ago.
Plus: Up Front, Choice Bits, Guru Meditation, Way of the Agile Warrior, Swaine’s World, Calendar, Shady Illuminations