Book Review: PHP Team Development.

Packt has sent me a complementary copy of the book PHP Team Development written by Samisa Abeysinghe Introduction

The simplicity and ease afforded by scripting languages can lull many aspiring (or even accomplished!) programmers into an unintentionally chaotic development cycle.

This is especially true for languages like PHP: build and compile times are a relic of the past, while loose data type restrictions and relaxed syntax contribute to rapid prototyping.

These attributes of PHP have contributed to its explosive usage growth and have caused its use to expand to full-scale Web applications managed by teams of developers.

It is for this environment that the book PHP Team Development, by Samisa Abeysinghe, is targeted. Both programmers and their managers may benefit from this material.

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Scrum and XP

Scrum and XP work well together

A programmer cannot be Agile if the person that manages him is not Agile as well, and vice versa. That’s why Scrum focuses on management and organization practices while XP focuses mostly on actual programming practices, and that’s why they work so well together. […]

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Book Title: Scrum and XP from the Trenches 

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This book includes:

  • Practical tips and tricks for most Scrum and XP practices
  • Typical pitfalls and how they were addressed
  • Diagrams and photos illustrating day-to-day work
  • Testing and test-driven development
  • Scaling and coordinating multiple teams
  • Dealing with resistance from inside and outside the team
  • Planning and time estimation techniques
  • Forwards by Jeff Sutherland and Mike Cohn