No Starch Press’ Python Playground provides a fairly large and varied collection of projects that aim to show how Python can be used in such different contexts as creating ASCII art, birds simulation, interfacing to Raspberry Pi, and more. InfoQ has spoken to the book’s author, Mahesh Venkitachalam.
Go in Action is a new book from Manning that aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to Go, both its syntax and implementation, and its most common idioms. InfoQ has spoken with William Kennedy, author of the book.
Effective Ruby LiveLessons is a series of video lectures by Sam Phippen. InfoQ spoke with the author about the lessons learned from the video and Ruby on Rails best practices.
Gil Broza explores agile values, beliefs and principles, and explains how they can be used to drive agile adoption in his book The Agile Mind-set.
The book Real World Kanban by Mattias Skarin provides four case studies where kanban is used to visualize, provide insight and improve product development.
In the book Leading the Transformation executives Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser share their experiences with applying lean and agile development methodologies in enterprise development teams.
The book Software Development Metrics by Dave Nicolette explores how to use metrics to track and guide software development. It describes metrics for steering work and for managing improvement.
Vaughn Vernon in his new book Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model introduces the actor model and describes most of the patterns found in the book Enterprise Integration Patterns. 2
The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.
Sanjiv Augustine wrote Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart, a book on scaling Agile methods. It is a short and informative book about scaling Agile methods.
The book Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban explores the principles and theories of Scrumban, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations. 2