Book, Coder to Developer

Since my computer was out of commission during the first part of this week, I took time to catch up on some reading I wanted to do. One of the books I finished reading was Coder to Developer: Tools and Strategies for Deliver Your Software by Mike Gunderloy.

I had mixed feelings about this book. It contains a lot of good information, but the information seems to be limited in its application. If you are a lone developer, or maybe a contractor working in your own environment, this book contains good information to help improve the quality of your work. However, if you are working in an established environment, a lot of the information probably wouldn’t apply.

Since I’ve been thinking about working on a small project in my spare time I got a lot out of this book, but if you are not planning on working on a small project I would recommend going to Borders, picking up the book and a cappuccino, and reading through some of the different chapters while you drink your specialty coffee. I found the first few chapters and the chapter on code comments to be the most valuable.

Overall, the book has some chapters containing good information and it was worth the time I spent reading through it.

posted @ Saturday, July 17, 2004 1:07 PM