The Addison-Wesley Signature Series Signers: Kent Beck and Martin Fowler
Kent Beck has pioneered people-oriented technologies like JUnit, Extreme Programming, and patterns for software development. Kent is interested in helping teams do well by doing good finding a style of software development that simultaneously satisfies economic, aesthetic, emotional, and practical constraints. His books focus on touching the lives of the creators and users of software.
Martin Fowler has been a pioneer of object technology in enterprise applications. His central concern is how to design software well. He focuses on getting to the heart of how to build enterprise software that will last well into the future. He is interested in looking behind the specifics of technologies to the patterns, practices, and principles that last for many years; these books should be usable a decade from now. Martin's criterion is that these are books he wished he could write.
Titles in the Series
Test-Driven Development: By Example
Kent Beck, ISBN: 0321146530
User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development
Mike Cohn, ISBN: 0321205685
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
Martin Fowler, ISBN: 0321127420
Beyond Software Architecture: Creating and Sustaining Winning Solutions
Luke Hohmann, ISBN: 0201775948
Enterprise Integration Patterns: Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions