PragPub: Issue #23

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Issue #23, May 2011

  • A CoffeeScript Intervention
    • Trevor takes us on a tour of some of the ways this hot new language improves on JavaScript.
  • Trench Warfare
    • Today’s software shops are often run like WWI military operations. It’s time to get out of the trenches.
  • Catch the Pig!
    • When everything is crashing down around you, sometimes the best thing you can do is to let it crash.
  • Agile Reflections
    • Jeff and Tim take a break from their recent articles on agile practices to reflect on their personal experiences with agile practices, and specifically extreme programming (XP).
  • When Did That Happen?
    • How a hand-written document composed on a train ride drove computer architecture for half a century.

Plus: Up Front, Choice Bits, Guru Meditation, Way of the Agile Warrior, Calendar, Shady Illuminations