I thought it was time for a new book list, and it seemed only obvious to publish this list of 100 best books for agile software development while I attended the big Agile2010 conference in Orlando.
I created this list in the following way:
- I took pictures of all the books being sold at the conference;
- For the many agile books among them, I used the “people-who-bought-this-book-also-bought-these-other-books” feature on Amazon, in order to find even more agile books;
- For all the books I found (more than 100) I looked up the ratings from both Amazon and GoodReads, and the dates they were first published;
- I created an intricate formula representing the levels of popularity (number of ratings), quality (average ratings) and nudity (just kidding);
- And I weakly penalized books for their age, to make sure that the oldies didn’t take up all the top positions, simply because they’ve been around longer.
I’m sure my method is flawed, and could be significantly improved. If I only had extra time, instead of a normal life. So if you think you can do better, I will look forward to your improved version. ;-)
Enjoy the list…
p.s. Check the right side of this blog if you're interested in the many other lists I've made.
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