This is the March-April 2012 issue of The Software Practitioner’s Digest, featuring an experimental format where the editor’s comments are presented in an introductory video and the highlighted publications are listed with their original abstracts.
This late issue of The Software Practitioner’s Digest, the first in 2012, highlights resources published in January in Better Software, Dr. Dobb’s, IEEE Software and Software Engineering Radio.
This digest has been the most difficult to compile so far, given how hesitant I was with regards to the inclusion of some research articles and essays which — although very revealing or thought-provoking — did not have much (or any) actionable material for practitioners. I decided not to include them in this issue, but I’d like to know whether my modest readership would enjoy finding articles that are simply interesting in future issues (rest assured that these would be backed by some evidence!). Please let me know what you think!
This is the third issue of the The Software Practitioner’s Digest, covering the little activity from December 2011 — A very quiet month not only because of the holiday season, but also because it’s an even month and the periodicals I follow are published in odd months. The next issue should be along the lines of the October and November issues, so stay tuned!
This tardy issue of The Software Practitioner’s Digest highlights articles from Better Software, IEEE Software, Software Engineering Notes and Jakob Nielsen, as well as a book on applied psychology in software development teams, all of which were published in November 2011.