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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. What Is Software Craftsmanship?

    2. What Is Apprenticeship?

    3. What Is an Apprenticeship Pattern?

    4. Where Did the Patterns Come From?

    5. Where Do We Go from Here?

  2. Chapter 2 Emptying the Cup

    1. Your First Language

    2. The White Belt

    3. Unleash Your Enthusiasm

    4. Concrete Skills

    5. Expose Your Ignorance

    6. Confront Your Ignorance

    7. The Deep End

    8. Retreat into Competence

    9. Wrapping Up

  3. Chapter 3 Walking the Long Road

    1. The Long Road

    2. Craft over Art

    3. Sustainable Motivations

    4. Nurture Your Passion

    5. Draw Your Own Map

    6. Use Your Title

    7. Stay in the Trenches

    8. A Different Road

    9. Wrapping Up

  4. Chapter 4 Accurate Self-Assessment

    1. Be the Worst

    2. Find Mentors

    3. Kindred Spirits

    4. Rubbing Elbows

    5. Sweep the Floor

    6. Wrapping Up

  5. Chapter 5 Perpetual Learning

    1. Expand Your Bandwidth

    2. Practice, Practice, Practice

    3. Breakable Toys

    4. Use the Source

    5. Reflect As You Work

    6. Record What You Learn

    7. Share What You Learn

    8. Create Feedback Loops

    9. Learn How You Fail

    10. Wrapping Up

  6. Chapter 6 Construct Your Curriculum

    1. Reading List

    2. Read Constantly

    3. Study the Classics

    4. Dig Deeper

    5. Familiar Tools

    6. Wrapping Up

  7. Chapter 7 Conclusion

  1. Appendix Pattern List

  2. Appendix A Call for Apprenticeship

  3. Appendix A Retrospective on the First Year of Obtiva’s Apprenticeship Program

  4. Appendix Online Resources

  5. Colophon