Gradle Beyond the Basics: Customizing Next-Generation Builds, by Tim Berglund, is free online on O’Reilly Atlas. This more advanced guide provides the recipes, techniques, and syntax to help you master this build automation tool.
Free Software Engineering Books
Don’t Just Roll The Dice: A usefully short guide to software pricing, by Neil Davidson, is a free mini ebook from Efendi Books.
“Kanban for skeptics: Clear answers to Kanban in software development”, by Nick Oostvogels, is available as a downloadable eBook with a minimum price of $0.00 from Leanpub.
Download “Seamless Object-Oriented Software Architecture: Analysis and Design of Reliable Systems” by Kim Waldén and Jean-Marc Nerson for free in pdf format. This book shows how a consistent set of object-oriented abstractions can be applied throughout the process, based on three major ideas: seamlessness, reversibility, and contracting.
“An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide” provides a set of essential thinking tools for understanding Agile adoption and transformation: how they differ and what you need to know to know to avoid being another statistic in the widespread adoption failure.
“Single page apps in depth”, by Mikito Takada, is not an API reference on a particular framework, rather, the focus is on discussing patterns, implementation choices and decent practices. It takes a “code and concepts” approach to the topic.
“Priming Kanban: A 10 step guide to optimizing flow in your software delivery system” by Jesper Boeg is available as a free pdf download from InfoQ.
“The Fable of the User-Centered Designer”, written by David Travis, is a young man’s journey as he discovers the three secrets of user-centred design. It’s a small book that has big results.
The complete text of “Software Fault Tolerance”, written by Michael R. Lyu, is available in pdf format. The book is intended for practitioners and researchers who are concerned with the dependability of software systems.
Each chapter of “Handbook of Software Reliability Engineering” by Michael R. Lyu can be downloaded in pdf format. Each of the book’s individual topics could be considered as a compact, self-contained mini-book right under its title.