The No-Cry Software Development Methodology

The programming section at the bookstore is jammed with prescriptive "methodology" books like these:

  • "Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk"
  • "Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules"
  • "Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash"
Likewise the parenting section:

  • "The No-Cry Potty Training Solution"
  • "The Attachment Connection: Parenting a Secure & Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory"
  • "The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well"
I want to talk about two such books that I didn't write: