"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 differencein terms of challenges, skills, and compensationis 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 systemCode generation tools--when and whyPreventing bugs with unit testingTracking, fixing, and learning from bugsApplication activity loggingStreamlining and systematizing the build processTraditional installations and alternative approachesTo pull all of this together, the author has provided the source code for Download Tracker, a tool for organizing your collection of downloaded code, that's used for examples throughout this book. The code is provided in various states of completion, reflecting every stage of development, so that you can dig deep into the actual process of building software. But you'll also develop "softer" skills, in areas such as team management, open source collaboration, user and developer documentation, and intellectual property protection. If you want to become someone who can deliver not just good code but also a good product, this book is the place to start. If you must build successful software projects, it's essential reading.

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