Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship
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Raising the bar.
As aspiring Software Craftsmen we are raising the bar of professional software development by practicing it and helping others learn the craft. Through this work we have come to value:
That is, in pursuit of the items on the left we have found the items on the right to be indispensable.
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- McBreen’s Software Craftsmanship
- The Pragmatic Programmer
- The Craftsman by Richard Sennett
- Apprenticeship Patterns
- Apprenticeship Patterns (Online)
- Mastery by George Leonard
- The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance by K. Anders Ericsson et al
- Self-theories:Their role in Motivation, Personality, and Development by Carol S. Dweck
- Better:A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
- Unskilled and Unaware of it:how difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments by Justin Kruger and David Dunning
- The Dunning-Kruger effect
- What the Dunning-Kruger effect is and isn’t
- The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
- The Wikipedia page on Software Craftsmanship
- Wikipedia on Craft
Food for thought
- Software Craftsmanship:More than just a manifesto
- A Nostalgia for Guilds And Other Dangerous Ideas
- Software Craftsmanship – can we just get over it?
- Am I a Master?
- Is Craftsmanship All About Code?
- What’s all this nonsense about Katas?
- The Ultimate Code Kata
- What Is Software Craftsmanship?
- A Call for Apprenticeship
- The Puppet Master and the Apprentice
- Be a Mentor
- Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years
- Pragmatic thinking and learning