No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology, Volume I
The 2006 Edition
Compiled by Neal Ford
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Pragmatic Press (June 2006)
Take 13 of the world's best trainers and speakers and ask them to write a chapter on something they care passionately about. The result? A book on software development unlike any other. Fifteen chapters covering the range of modern software development topics, from Domain-Specific Languages through Aspect-Oriented CSS to learning from the past.
These essays are a summary of the latest thinking in the industry, and range from the philosophical to the tutorial, covering the topics that the writers felt were the most important for readers today. If you feel like the neatest technology and latest ideas are passing you by, this book can help bring you back you to speed.
It's all good stuff, without any fluffy filler, as these essays are based on presentations given at the incredibly popular "No Fluff, Just Stuff" symposium series. Twenty-six times a year, the symposium visits a city and the speakers and attendees share ideas and perspectives. The speakers are all internationally known experts in their field.
- Real World Web Services by Scott Davis
- DSLs and Language Oriented Programming by Neal Ford
- Shale by David Geary
- Test Categorization Techniques by Andrew Glover
- Spring AOP: Read this chapter by Stuart Halloway
- Dependency Management by Kirk Knoernschild
- Process Choreography and the Enterprise Service Bus by Mark Richards
- The Cornerstone of a Great Shop by Jared Richardson
- Help! I've Inherited Legacy Code! by Jared Richardso
- Using Code Coverage to Improve Testing Effectiveness by Ian Roughley
- Extreme Decorator: Total Object Makeover by Brian Sletten
- From Fragility to Agility: Methodologies and Practices by Venkat Subramaniam
- The Many Guises of Method Instrumentation by Eitan Suez
- CSS: A Programmer's Perspective by Eitan Suez
- Buried Treasure: Read this chapter by Glenn Vanderburg
As a bonus, many of the authors have contributed to an appendix listing their favorite recent reads, and tools that they find most useful. The book also contains a substantial bibliography of recommended further reading.