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Team Geek

A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others

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In a perfect world, software engineers who produce the best code are the most successful. But in our perfectly messy world, success also depends on how you work with people to get your job done. In this highly entertaining book, Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman cover basic patterns and anti-patterns for working with other people, teams, and users while trying to develop software. This is valuable information from two respected software engineers whose popular series of talks—including "Working with Poisonous People"—has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers.

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On Dec 9 Andrew Bitros wrote:
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On Oct 14 Juri Strumpflohner wrote:
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On Oct 12 Andreas Heil wrote:
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On Sep 18 Matt Block wrote:
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On Sep 10 Horacio Lassey-Assiakoley wrote: Developer social skills
Brian and Ben, through their personal experience in open source projects and their current job at Google have shared with us the social skills every developer need to have nowadays to succeed. They have shown us all the social skills you need to build as a person, team and finally how to sneak into a company's gears Full Review  >

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On Sep 8 Jose Betancur wrote: Direct and easy to read
The books is a collection of good tips, a way to handle difficult situations and create an awesome team. Some people think there is nothing new here, but sometimes we need to read this key points again to start notice than we already know how to handle stuff and improve our team. I recommend this book. Full Review  >

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On Sep 2 Cerys Willoughby wrote: “Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well with Others” by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman; O’Reilly Media
One of the most important aspects of creating great software is working effectively with a team, and that team includes not only other software developers, but also the extended development organisation, the corporate structure, and not forgetting customers. The aim of this book is to help developers be more effective… Full Review  >

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On Aug 30 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Book full of practical knowledge
This book is great. It is full of practical useful tips, a lot of insights... Full Review  >

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On Aug 27 Nicholas Dunn wrote: Book Review: Team Geek by Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian W. Fitzpatrick
Team Geek is a book tackling the subject of people skills in software engineering. Full Review  >

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On Aug 17 Andrew Armour wrote: NEW Book Review – ‘Team Geek’ by Fitzpatrick & Collins-Sussman – O’Reilly Publishing
History shows those who can collaborate most effectively prosper the most and no matter how good you are at your chosen craft it pays to be skilled in working well with others. ‘Team Geek’ – authored by two senior members of Google’s engineering team is an excellent, highly readable and useful guide for software professionals – on collaboration, leadership and team work. You don’t have to be a geek to read this book but it may help… Full Review  >

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On Aug 15 Eric Chou wrote:
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On Jul 31 Andreas von Linden wrote: “Team Geek” by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman; O’Reilly Media;
Brian Fitzpatrick leads Google’s Data Liberation Front and Transparency Engineering teams.Ben Collins-Sussman is one of the founding developers of SVN and now manages the engeneering team for the Google Affiliate Network. Both have a lot of experience with Open Source Projects. The Book has a clearly defined goal – to… Full Review  >

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On Jul 28 Rob Friesel wrote: alternate title: An Engineer's Handbook for Social Situations
"People are basically a giant pile of intermittent bugs." With this simple humorous statement, Fitz and Ben perfectly capture the attitude that leads us to need a book like "Team Geek". It’s not the only reason we need a book like this, but it’s an important one, considering our target audience: otherwise high-functioning engineers that need a little help figuring out how to navigate the apparently volatile social landscape. Full Review  >

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