Writing as Kode Vicious (KV), George V. Neville-Neil has spent more than 15 years sharing incisive advice and fierce insights for everyone who codes, works with code, or works with coders. Now, in The Kollected Kode Vicious, he has brought together his best essays supplemented with new material that illuminates broader themes and addresses issues relevant to every software professional.
Zombie Scrum Survival Guide
Millions of professionals use Scrum. It's the worlds #1 approach to agile software development. Even so, by some estimates, more than 70% of Scrum adoptions fall flat. Developers find themselves using Zombie Scrum processes that look like Scrum, but are slow, lifeless, and joyless. Scrums just not working for them. In Zombie Scrum Survival Guide, Christiaan Verwijs, Johannes Schartau, and Barry Overeem reveal why Scrum runs aground and shows how to supercharge your Scrum outcomes, while having a lot more fun along the way.
Blown to Bits
Blown to Bits, Second Edition is the brilliant, plain-English guide to digital technology, how it's changing the world, and what you need to know to survive in tomorrow's digital world. Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis, and Wendy Seltzer demystify the social, political, and personal issues everyone is talking about—from social media and big data to fake news, cyberattacks, and privacy—and illuminate the policy decisions citizens need to make about these technologies.