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As a convenience, here are some links to material that you can read if you want to learn more about software craftsmanship.


Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship - sign it today!
Agile Manifesto - sign it today!


The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, and Pride by Sandro Mancuso
Software Craftsmanship: The New Imperative by Pete McBreen
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, 2nd Ed. by Kent Beck
Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler

Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices by Robert C. Martin
Clean Code: A Handbook for Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin (aka "Uncle Bob")

Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided by Tests (aka GOOS) by Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce
Test-Driven Development By Example by Kent Beck

Working Effectively with Legacy Code (aka WELC) by Michael Feathers
Refactoring to Patterns by Joshua Kerievsky

... and many more


Professionalism and Test-Driven Development by Robert Martin
Professionalism and TDD (Reprise) by Robert Martin
Coplien and Martin debate TDD, CDD, and Professionalism - InfoQ
Code as Design - Three Essays by Jack Reeves

... and many more

The Clean Code green band:

Commit to becoming a Software Craftsman today and let's put more pride and joy in our work!
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Also mentioned in the book "The Software Craftsman" are kata with respect to practice.

There are a few Japanese words related to practice. The following definitions are from a list on the Kendo America website:

Kata - A standard of practice expressed in formalized spirit, technique, and movement based on practical experience in real battle.

Keiko - A term formed from two characters meaning “antiquity” and “to think”, implying the study of military or cultural arts. (Not simple repetitious training but also stresses the importance of mental attitude in physical technique. ...

Shugyo - 1. Training for the acquisition of skill. 2. Pursuit of knowledge.


Another Japanese concept you may find useful: Shu Ha Ri - three stages of learning/mastery


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