on August 28, 2011
The title says it all: if you ever wonder what it is like to work into a team, this book is for you !
Samisa Abeysinghe shares here all of his experience as project leader and director of engineering in software projects.
He starts from scratch so that the reader can understand how to successfully realize a PHP project.
From how to split a complex project to the ways to deliver a quality product, we learn most of the common mistakes to avoid and the tips to improve the team efficiency as well as the quality of the delivering.
You don't have a process? No worry, PHP team development tells you how to go from nothing to a well defined process.
Different process frameworks are offered so that the reader can be aware to several of them.
Although sometimes too basic because it seems so logical when Samisa Abeysinghe writes it, it allows the readers to be able to grasp the different notions to make a project successful.
What was missing however were concrete examples, the book give us patterns, processes but one or two business cases would have been great.
To conclude, if you are a contractor/freelance and never worked into a team, you will learn all what is needed in this book.