Tuesday, May 11, 2004 3:59 PM
Coder To Developer - brief review
Just finished reading Coder To Developer by Mike Gunderloy. It's a really good read that documents the entire process of developing a program, from design to installation and licensing, and all steps in between. It's a very practical book, with 15 major chapters, followup the process. Whereever he touches on a major process point, there are suggestions on how to handle the process, usually with several software recommendations, usually ranging in price from freeware to professional packages ranging in the thousands of dollars. The book rarely makes firm sugguestions, but he usually discusses his choice, the how and why.
My only real dissapointment is that it doesn't cover testing (outside of Unit Testing) in any real detail. That's the one area left that I really need to explore.
All in all, a good real. It's a really good overview of real development practices, and recommends in-depth reading where-ever possible. Very little actual code, but there is a demonstration app that is stored on a vault server at most of the stages the book defines, so you can view it that way.
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