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This Week's Developer Reading List

iOS Recipes:
Tips and Tricks for Awesome iPhone and iPad Apps

by Paul Warren and Matt Drance
This book walks you through clean, reusable solutions to a wide variety of problems and patterns common to iOS development with Cocoa Touch and Objective-C.

Pro Puppet
by James Turnbull and Jeffrey McCune
This book is an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You'll learn how to create Puppet recipes, extend Puppet, and use Facter to gather configuration data from your servers.

Runtime Error: A Not Invented Here Collection
by Bill Barnes & Paul Southworth
"My years in software were full of outlandish characters doing insane things," says Not Invented Here creator Bill Barnes. "Some of us were in it for the money, but most of us just liked coming up with better ways to move bits around in memory. I knew that one day I'd get a chance to tell these stories, and I'm thrilled that I get to do it with Paul Southworth, one of the finest cartoonists working today." So says the coauthor of Runtime Error, a comic collection created to tickle developers' funny bones.

Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals
by Dan Rawsthorne and Doug Shimp
Now available in Kindle, this book explores the fundamentals of Scrum when developing software. Scrum is a simple development framework allowing a single, colocated, cross-functional, self-organizing team to build high-quality software in an incremental, agile manner. This book focuses on this simple, constrained view of Scrum because organizations that can’t do at least this much successfully have no business trying to do Scrum on a larger scale. This book is not an introductory text: It takes a deep, exploratory, look into the Scrum framework and offers advice about how to use it. Some of this advice is philosophical, some is pragmatic, some is practical, and some of it is controversial.

The Python Standard Library by Example
by Doug Hellmann
This book contains hundreds of modules for interacting with the operating system, interpreter, and Internet — all extensively tested and ready to jump-start application development. It explores the Python 2.7 library through concise, standalone source code/output examples, designed for easy learning and reuse.

The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers
by Robert C. Martin
This book contains practical advice about everything from estimating and coding to refactoring and testing. It covers much more than technique: It is about attitude. Martin shows how to approach software development with honor, self-respect, and pride; work well and work clean; communicate and estimate faithfully; face difficult decisions with clarity and honesty; and understand that deep knowledge comes with a responsibility to act.

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