Focus Group 1 - Patterns of
Software Craftsmanship: Apprentice to Journeyman
Hoover and Adewale Oshineye
Description: The excellent books The Pragmatic Programmer
and Software Craftsmanship were written for journeymen and masters. We are writing
a book for apprentices, documenting the common approaches that
have guided less experienced developers toward mastery. We
are collecting stories from software craftsmen to grow and test
this emerging apprenticeship pattern language. We're interested
in stories of how developers grew from novice to craftsman
and feedback on the patterns. While at PLoP, we are particularly
interested in feedback on the structure of the pattern language
and the form of the patterns.
Submission Requirements: An openness
to share one's own stories that contradict or support the apprenticeship
bit of familiarity with the patterns availabile online at http://redsquirrel.com/dave/work/a2j/.
Session Results: A refinement of the apprentice patterns as
we continue to prepare them for publication.