ThoughtWorks Jez Humble's Book Continuous Delivery Recognized With Jolt Excellence Award

Continuous Delivery named top book of the year by software development editors and industry experts

Sep 29, 2011, 09:03 ET from ThoughtWorks, Inc.

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks, Inc. ( the global leader in enterprise Agile development services, today announced that Jez Humble and David Farley's book, Continuous Delivery, has been awarded the Jolt Excellence Award, given to the top software development book of the year. Released in 2010, Continuous Delivery is recognized as one of the most important industry books to be published, as enterprises work to extend the benefits of Lean and Agile methods beyond small teams and through the entire development and delivery lifecycle.

"I have reviewed many books as part of my work on the Jolt Awards, but it's been a very long time since I have read a book as useful and likely game-changing as Continuous Delivery," said Andrew Binstock, editor-in-chief of Dr. Dobb's Journal. "I have literally never read a better book on process. I believe that going forward, Continuous Delivery will redefine Agile process and Continuous Integration (CI); and it will have as much influence as Martin Fowler's book on Refactoring did on code."

Jolt Awards are given to products, books and web sites that have "Jolted" the industry by helping to create faster, easier and more efficient software. The Awards are judged by a respected panel of Dr. Dobb's Journal editors, expert advisers and columnists. This year's judges reviewed 15 titles from an original list of 51 nominations. In addition, Domain-Specific Languages, by ThoughtWorks' Martin Fowler with Rebecca Parsons, was a Jolt Award finalist. To read the full article highlighting the books that received a Jolt Award, please visit: (

Continuous Delivery, (Addison- Wesley Signature Series, Foreword by Martin Fowler, co-authors Jez Humble and David Farley), explains how delivering software to users can be a painful, risky and time-consuming process. It outlines the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high quality, valuable new functionality through the automation of the build, deployment and testing process. The book represents the culmination and collective experience gathered from large-scale enterprise Agile engagements conducted by ThoughtWorks' professional services teams. To review or order Continuous Delivery please visit: (

About ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks, Inc. is a global IT consultancy providing Agile-based systems development, consulting and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. It has pioneered many of the most advanced and successful Agile methods of software development and best practices used in the industry today. At its core, ThoughtWorks helps its clients maximize investment and performance across a portfolio of complex, business-critical applications, while reducing time and risk. Its products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, offers tools to manage the entire Agile development lifecycle through its Adaptive ALM™ suite, comprised of Mingle®, Go™ and Twist®. ThoughtWorks employs 1,700 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please visit: (

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