I have had the book Practices of an Agile Developer sitting on my bookshelf for quite some time. This past week I went to the Toronto Code Camp and decided to take the book for the plane trip. I know the book is not brand new ©2006, but I found it to be a good read and contain some worthwhile content so I figured I would mention it.
As with most practices books there are usually several “I already knew that” moments, but it is always good to get a different perspective. Sometimes you get to see a new way of thinking or reinforce your own understanding of a principle. The book is written in a conversational tone, which makes for an easy read.
The book is broken into a series of short sections or lessons within each chapter, so you don’t have to read it cover to cover. It covers a wide array of topics and mentions some excellent resources and tools. At less than 200 pages it should not sit on your bookshelf as long as it did mine. Anyone who is looking for some exposure to Agile practices or just good overall practices would benefit from the book.