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Hi all,

The Pragmatic Programmer site has some information about the book here: Ship It! at PragProg

Will has a blog up here

I've got a web site (w/blog) you can visit JaredRichardson.net.

Both the PragProg site and JaredRichardson.net have links to the table of contents, the introduction, a sample chapter and Key Practices poster.

If you want to see what other people are saying about the book, check out the reviews. That page links to a few Amazon reviews as well. The book is relatively new but we've been reviewed by Java Ranch Sheffiff Ernest Friedman-Hill as well as Mike Clark, Mike Gunderloy and a few others.

This week only the price of the book at the Pragmatic Programmer site has been dropped to $19.99 and the combo pack (book ~and~ PDF!) is only $27.45. This promotion is specifically for the Java Ranch crowd and will only last through Friday.
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My review is also posted here.
 
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i have read the review.
and i got one question. does this book targeted any platform for programming ?
if yes that it might only good for them and if no than might it is good for all.

in which area it is focuced on ? (project planning) than we alway's depend on the software which is allready exists so does this book have some tips to improve or any suggestion on how to use it efficiently ?
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Originally posted by ketu patel:
i have read the review.
and i got one question. does this book targeted any platform for programming ?



The book tries to cover concepts that apply to every programming environment. Source code management, The List, Daily Meetings, etc are all ideas you can use whether you are programming in Java, C#, Perl or Ruby.

In the Appendixes, we add in some concrete products for different languages.

Originally posted by ketu patel:
in which area it is focuced on ? (project planning)



No actually, it's focus is project execution. One tool in the book that you can use for project planning is The List.

The List is similar to a To Do list. The List is a way to track and plan your own work, but it can also be used by your tech lead to look at your entire team. It can be used to generate timelines, prevent feature creep, keep your work on target and keep your boss informed of your work!
 
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I must confess that every time I see your title I am reminded of a newspaper article from years ago. Someone on my development team shared it with the group. We all read it, and, thereafter, "Ship it!" became our code phrase for "Are we really sure this system is ready for prime time?"

Here's a link I found:consequences of shoddy quality
 
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LOL! That's great! And horrible!

Thanks for the link... and no, we didn't have that story in mind when we wrote it!
 
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That's been a running joke with me for years. Somebody throws out an idea off the cuff and somebody shouts Ship it!. It's also a favorite sarcastic remark during internal demos when an error page pops up with a stack trace: Sweet! Ship it!

I just ordered the book from Amazon. I just purchased 6 Agile & Iterative Development a Manager's Perspective by Craig Larman last week and handed them out at work. That book was truly awesome.
 
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I just ordered the book from Amazon. I just purchased 6 Agile & Iterative Development a Manager's Perspective by Craig Larman last week and handed them out at work. That book was truly awesome.



Just a side note... did you buy our book from Amazon or Larman's book?

The reason I ask? We are running a special this week on the price of the book on the PragProg website. The publisher assures me that it's a waste of time. People who buy from Amazon always buy from Amazon. People who buy from PragProg always buy from PragProg.

Is he right? I'd love for you to prove him wrong! For this week, the Prag Prog book site is matching Amazon for our book. Will it affect sales as all? We'll see! I'm hoping that given the same price, they'll choice to support the author's more directly.
 
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Originally posted by Jared Richardson:
Is he right? I'd love for you to prove him wrong! For this week, the Prag Prog book site is matching Amazon for our book. Will it affect sales as all? We'll see! I'm hoping that given the same price, they'll choice to support the author's more directly.



I bet that some of the folks participating here will miss that great sale at the Prag site because they'll be waiting to see whether or not they won it here first. Of course, having multiple copies of the Prag books is always great as there's always a coworker who wants to borrow them.
 
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