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Software development happens in your head. Not in an editor, IDE, or designtool. You're well educated on how to work with software and hardware, but what about wetware--our own brains? Learning new skills and new technology is critical to your career, and it's all in your head.

In this book by Andy Hunt, you'll learn how our brains are wired, and how to take advantage of your brain's architecture. You'll learn new tricks and tipsto learn more, faster, and retain more of what you learn.

You need a pragmatic approach to thinking and learning. You need to Refactor Your Wetware.

Programmers have to learn constantly; not just the stereotypical new technologies, but also the problem domain of the application, the whims of the user community, the quirks of your teammates, the shifting sands of the industry, and the evolving characteristics of the project itself as it is built.

We'll journey together through bits of cognitive and neuroscience, learning and behavioral theory. You'll see some surprising aspects of how our brains work, and how you can take advantage of the system to improve your own learning and thinking skills.

In this book you'll learn how to:

  • Use the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition to become more expert
  • Leverage the architecture of the brain to strengthen different thinking modes
  • Avoid common "known bugs" in your mind
  • Learn more deliberately and more effectively
  • Manage knowledge more efficiently



  • Book News Annotation:

    This guide to pragmatic thinking for software developers and other knowledge workers concentrates on "wetware" (that is, your brain) and how to adopt new learning and thinking skills according to findings in cognitive science. Hunt, a best-selling author and computer programmer, uses innovative theories in neuroscience and behavioral theory to show how the brain can be retrained to think more effectively and efficiently. The Dreyfus model, R-mode and L-mode flows, harvesting patterns, SMART objectives and SQ3R approaches are also used to increase productivity and efficiency in a learning environment. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Synopsis:

    The co-author of the bestselling "The Pragmatic Programmer" now conducts a journey tthrough bits of cognitive and neuroscience, learning, and behavioral theory.

    Synopsis:

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    Get ready to kick some software project butt. By learning the ways of the agile samurai you will discover:

    how to create plans and schedules your customer and your team can believe in

    what characteristics make a good agile team and how to form your own

    how to gather requirements in a fraction of the time using agile user stories

    what to do when you discover your schedule is wrong, and how to look like a pro correcting it

    * how to execute fiercely by leveraging the power of agile software engineering practices

    By the end of this book you will know everything you need to set up, execute, and successfully deliver agile projects, and have fun along the way. If you\'re a project lead, this book gives you the tools to set up and lead your agile project from start to finish. If you are an analyst, programmer, tester, usability designer, or project manager, this book gives you the insight and foundation necessary to become a valuable agile team member.

    The Agile Samurai slices away the fluff and theory that make other books less-than-agile. It\'s packed with best practices, war stories, plenty of humor and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.

    This book will make a difference.

    '

    About the Author

    Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He co-authored the best-selling book "The Pragmatic Programmer," was one of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance, and co-founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf, publishing award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781934356050
    Author:
    Hunt, Andy
    Publisher:
    Pragmatic Bookshelf
    Author:
    Rasmusson, Jonathan
    Subject:
    Programming - Software Development
    Subject:
    Software Development & Engineering - General
    Subject:
    Software Engineering-General
    Subject:
    career;career development;education;learning;mind;skills,;thinking;thinking skills;wetware
    Edition Description:
    Print PDF
    Series:
    Pragmatic Programmers
    Publication Date:
    20080931
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    288
    Dimensions:
    9.00 x 7.50 in

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    The co-author of the bestselling "The Pragmatic Programmer" now conducts a journey tthrough bits of cognitive and neuroscience, learning, and behavioral theory.
    "Synopsis" by , '

    Get ready to kick some software project butt. By learning the ways of the agile samurai you will discover:

    how to create plans and schedules your customer and your team can believe in

    what characteristics make a good agile team and how to form your own

    how to gather requirements in a fraction of the time using agile user stories

    what to do when you discover your schedule is wrong, and how to look like a pro correcting it

    * how to execute fiercely by leveraging the power of agile software engineering practices

    By the end of this book you will know everything you need to set up, execute, and successfully deliver agile projects, and have fun along the way. If you\'re a project lead, this book gives you the tools to set up and lead your agile project from start to finish. If you are an analyst, programmer, tester, usability designer, or project manager, this book gives you the insight and foundation necessary to become a valuable agile team member.

    The Agile Samurai slices away the fluff and theory that make other books less-than-agile. It\'s packed with best practices, war stories, plenty of humor and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.

    This book will make a difference.

    '

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