The book Programming for Kids contains many examples that kids in the age from 9-14 can use to learn the basics of programming, using the programming language Ruby. It also shows them how they can use the command line on a Mac computer. Parents can sit beside their kids and follow along. InfoQ did an interview with the author Peter Armstrong about how kids learn computer programming.
Capers Jones wrote the book The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering in which he provides an overview of the evolution of information technology and software development. InfoQ interviewed Capers about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.
Quality Code book, authored by Stephen Vance, covers the different aspects of software development lifecycle with focus on delivering quality product. In the book, Stephen discusses the practices for supporting software craftsmanship testing. InfoQ spoke with the author about the book and the best practices for testing application code.
The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.
The book change artistry is a collection of essays from Esther Derby, Don Gray, Johanna Rothman and Gerald M. Weinberg. It supports professionals in developing their organizational change skills.
The essence of software engineering introduces the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative which self-organizing teams can use to adopt agile and lean software development practices. 1
Commitment is a graphical business novel about managing project risks with “Real Options”, a way to improve decision making. InfoQ spoke with the authors about decisions, risks and technical debt. 1
InfoQ spoke with co-authors of "Graph Databases" book Ian Robinson and Jim Webber about the book, role of Graph Databases in the NoSQL database space, and what’s coming up in the Graph Databases.
The Lean Kanban Conference took place in downtown Chicago last week, and InfoQ interviewed David J. Anderson, father of Kanban in the software development industry. 5
Core Java Volume I Ninth Edition by Cay Horstmann and Gary Cornell has been released, and it is as lucid and replete with basic non-trivial examples as ever.