Author Archive | Andy Hunt

New Book Almost Ready

09/14/2017 After some delays, I’m happy to announce my new book is in the final stages of physical proofs and uploads. Should be available for sale within the next week or two. In the meantime, you can read a sample and sign up for the mailing list (low volume, no spam) over at conglommora.com. Enjoy! […]

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It’s an Experiment

In my last blog post questioning the state of the agile movement, I asked “What happened to the idea of inspect and adapt? What happened to the idea of introducing new practices, of evolving our practices to suit the challenges at hand?” According to a 2014 survey on agile development by VersionONE, 56% of the […]

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The Failure of Agile

I am proud to be one of the 17 founders/authors of the The Agile Manifesto back in 2001. I think it provided a jolt of energy, hope of a better way of doing things, of creating software and making the world work better. It was a pivotal turning point. But in the 14 years since […]

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L-mode/R-mode and the Default Mode Network (DMN)

My book Pragmatic Thinking & Learning was published back in 2008, and I’m delighted to report that I still receive letters from readers ever week, reporting how that book has changed the lives for the better.  That’s pretty cool. And occasionally I get asked questions about how the book came about, and what’s changed since then.  […]

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Email is the Kind-killer

Email is the mind-killer.Email is the little-death that brings total obliteration.I will face my email.I will permit the email to pass over me and through me.And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.When the email has gone there will be nothingOnly I will remain

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No Place for Bugs to Hide

We talk about “bugs” in software as if they were caused by some unavoidable, blood-thirsty third-party that invades our pristine code, much as ants might attack a sweet picnic basket or mosquitoes an exposed neck. But while bugs seems to be both unavoidable and blood-thirsty, they of course aren’t coming from anywhere but our own […]

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Announcing Garnet, A Pure Non-Functional Language

April 1, 2013 There’s nothing as thrilling as announcing a new programming language: a new hammer for all the professional nails you might encounter. And this is possibly the most efficient, most effective programming language ever designed: Garnet. Garnet is the first Pure Non-Functional language. According to Andy Hunt, the secret to it’s breathtaking efficiency […]

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Resistance is Natural

Resistance is Natural. Resistance is the enemy. You’ve probably encountered resistance in at least popular form: we call it procrastination. But envision resistance as a much more powerful, more universal and pervasive force. Something like a meta-gravity, weighing down any of your significant endeavors. That’s how writer Steven Pressfield views it in his book, The […]

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How to Avoid Agility

There are many great ways to avoid being “agile.” Some are obvious, such as a sticking to a design or schedule long past it’s expiration date. Plans tend to be like milk on a hot summer’s day in that regard. They go sour quicker than you expect. But hey, it’s the plan, it’s already coded, […]

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What’s this about Outsourcing?

We recently released the beta of a new title, Outsource It! A No-Holds-Barred Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Offshoring Tech. Now that’s not so unusual, we release a lot of books on specific technologies, but also books on agile methods, project management, software testing, and so on. Outsourcing isn’t easy, […]

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