- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (April 9, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 078214327X
- ISBN-13: 978-0782143270
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,306,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Coder to Developer: Tools and Strategies for Delivering Your Software 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
"Two thumbs up"
—Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobbs Journal (October 2004)
No one can disparage the ability to write good code. At its highest levels, it is an art.
But no one can confuse writing good code with developing good software. The difference—in terms of challenges, skills, and compensation—is immense.
Coder to Developer helps you excel at the many non-coding tasks entailed, from start to finish, in just about any successful development project. What's more, it equips you with the mindset and self-assurance required to pull it all together, so that you see every piece of your work as part of a coherent process. Inside, you'll find plenty of technical guidance on such topics as:
- Choosing and using a source code control system
- Code generation tools—when and why
- Preventing bugs with unit testing
- Tracking, fixing, and learning from bugs
- Application activity logging
- Streamlining and systematizing the build process
- Traditional installations and alternative approaches
About the Author
Mike Gunderloy is the lead developer for Lark Group, Inc., an independent software consulting firm in eastern Washington. He has worked with Microsoft data access and web technologies for more than a decade. He is the author of ADO and ADO. NET Programming, and co-author of .NET Programming 10-Minute Solutions, Mastering Visual C# .NET, .NET E- Commerce Programming, and the best- selling Access 2002 Developer's Handbook series, all from Sybex.
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If you consider yourself more of a software developer already, I recommend reading The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master instead. Despite being written four years earlier, that book is written in a much more timeless manner by focusing on concepts and ignoring the tools of the day.
If you're not a novice programmer, I'd strongly suggest looking over the text before purchasing.
It would, I think, be useful for a novice programmer, or someone fresh out of school who's been working on class assignments, rather than real-world projects.
The author is focused on individual or small-team development, but I would have liked to have seen quite a bit more on design and development processes.
This book is a great introductory text into general programming techniques: take advantage of your IDE, use tools that complement your IDE, use test driven development, map out a project, team development, track your time, etc.
Almost all the subjects deal with programmer professionalism. Subjects that we take for granted that no one really writes about and most programming texts do not delve into: leverage your tools, look for resources beyond the accepted tool set. Will this make you a top notch programmer? No, but it's like having a break room conversation with a programmer ace and realizing that what you do could be a lot easier.
Gunderloy walks through the development process, from planning to delivery, discussing many of the ideas and processes that one learns by working on a high-quality software development team. Many of the code snippets or details concerning tools are MS, if not .NET, specific. However, a junior programmer will likely learn a number of things by reading these sections - even if they do not develop .NET applications. More experienced programmers may even discover some useful notions as they peruse these sections. The key here is that Gunderloy is covering the span of the software development process instead of addressing a single area in depth. Thus, where the reader may have a number of areas of expertise, he or she stands a good chance of shoring up weaknesses in those regions between areas of expertise.
As this book is a relatively quick read and covers a wide area in less than 300 pages, it goes without saying that none of the areas discussed are covered in great depth. However, after reading it, one is more likely to be able to effectively investigate weak areas. Gunderloy does provide some useful starting places to begin these explorations.
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