In chapters 1 of The Software Craftsman by Sandro Mancuso, it talks about how developers need to adopt to the changes that are constantly happening in the software field. It states that developers can no longer be only about coding. Instead they need to know about multiple different disciplines and techniques to be successful in the field now-a-days. This is nothing new to me. Lots of companies will not bother to look at your resume if you do not have at least some knowledge of different languages and frameworks, or even if you only have one degree. Also if a developer has no idea what the Agile process is, then they are going to have a hard time in this industry, so most of that part and the next chapter just seemed repetitive to me.

In chapter 2, Mancuso goes over what the Agile process is and how some companies fall into the trap of only transforming their process into a partial Agile process. Again there was nothing really new to this chapter for me. It’s already been driven in how the Agile process works, and how it’s not just making meetings and Sprints shorter, or how to deliver code and receive feedback faster. The other half is making sure that you produce code that is readable and can be easily changed if needed. If other developers are intimidated by the code that you are producing, whether that means that they don’t know how it works or if it’s badly written, then you need to go back and fix the code you are writing right then and there. If you neglect to do this, it means that that piece of code will most likely cause issues down the line because other professionals can not go back and easily change it if there is a issue that pops-up with the section that you’ve written.

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