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An interesting manifesto,
By A Customer
This review is from: Software Craftsmanship: The New Imperative (Paperback)Software Craftsmanship is a very interesting book about the culture behind writing software, which I bought after having it recommended on the eXtreme Programming mailing list. He argues that Software Engineering has grown out of very large projects, yet what most of us do is small projects. We'd be better learning how to organise these projects from the old craft model of apprentice-journeyman-master than from normal software engineering texts.
It is a very thought provoking read. Reading this book won't give you practical ways of being a better developer, but will give you new ways of thinking about the profession of software development, and how this can be managed in a more people-centric way. I'd recommend it to anyone involved in the process of managing software developers, or who likes to think about these issues.