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Producing Open Source Software

Author : Karl Fogel
ISBN : 0596552998
Genre : Computers
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The corporate market is now embracing free, "open source" software like never before, as evidenced by the recent success of the technologies underlying LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Each is the result of a publicly collaborative process among numerous developers who volunteer their time and energy to create better software. The truth is, however, that the overwhelming majority of free software projects fail. To help you beat the odds, O'Reilly has put together Producing Open Source Software, a guide that recommends tried and true steps to help free software developers work together toward a common goal. Not just for developers who are considering starting their own free software project, this book will also help those who want to participate in the process at any level. The book tackles this very complex topic by distilling it down into easily understandable parts. Starting with the basics of project management, it details specific tools used in free software projects, including version control, IRC, bug tracking, and Wikis. Author Karl Fogel, known for his work on CVS and Subversion, offers practical advice on how to set up and use a range of tools in combination with open mailing lists and archives. He also provides several chapters on the essentials of recruiting and motivating developers, as well as how to gain much-needed publicity for your project. While managing a team of enthusiastic developers -- most of whom you've never even met -- can be challenging, it can also be fun. Producing Open Source Software takes this into account, too, as it speaks of the sheer pleasure to be had from working with a motivated team of free software developers.

Team Geek

Author : Brian W. Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9781449329877
Genre : Computers
File Size : 54. 43 MB
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In a perfect world, software engineers who produce the best code are the most successful. But in our perfectly messy world, success also depends on how you work with people to get your job done. In this highly entertaining book, Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman cover basic patterns and anti-patterns for working with other people, teams, and users while trying to develop software. This is valuable information from two respected software engineers whose popular series of talks—including "Working with Poisonous People"—has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers. Writing software is a team sport, and human factors have as much influence on the outcome as technical factors. Even if you’ve spent decades learning the technical side of programming, this book teaches you about the often-overlooked human component. By learning to collaborate and investing in the "soft skills" of software engineering, you can have a much greater impact for the same amount of effort. Team Geek was named as a Finalist in the 2013 Jolt Awards from Dr. Dobb's Journal. The publication's panel of judges chose five notable books, published during a 12-month period ending June 30, that every serious programmer should read.

Intellectual Property And Open Source

Author : Van Lindberg
ISBN : 9780596154677
Genre : Computers
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"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues from a developer's point of view, including practical advice about situations you're likely to encounter. Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL. This book answers questions such as: How do open source and intellectual property work together? What are the most important intellectual property-related issues when starting a business or open source project? How should you handle copyright, licensing and other issues when accepting a patch from another developer? How can you pursue your own ideas while working for someone else? What parts of a patent should be reviewed to see if it applies to your work? When is your idea a trade secret? How can you reverse engineer a product without getting into trouble? What should you think about when choosing an open source license for your project? Most legal sources are too scattered, too arcane, and too hard to read. Intellectual Property and Open Source is a friendly, easy-to-follow overview of the law that programmers, system administrators, graphic designers, and many others will find essential.

Head First Software Development

Author : Dan Pilone
ISBN : 9780596527358
Genre : Computers
File Size : 38. 64 MB
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Provides information on successful software development, covering such topics as customer requirements, task estimates, principles of good design, dealing with source code, system testing, and handling bugs.

How To Become An Alpha Male

Author : John Alexander
ISBN : 9781411636606
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 25. 75 MB
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Dubbed "The lazy man's way to easy sex and romance with 20 or more women a month," How to Become an Alpha Male is the no-risk, never-fail blueprint on how to 'magnetically' attract an endless flow of horny, ready-for-sex women to you... without ever having to play their games or deal with rejection. Sold as an ebook at, John Alexander's guide is now available, for the first time ever, as a hardcopy book. You see, once you have these secrets all the 'work' of meeting women will be done for you... automatically! You can just 'flip on' your magnetic powers of attraction... so to speak... and instantly bring sex, romance and more roaring into your life! Why does the Alpha Male Method work so well? Because it's based on the same hush-hush psychological tactics advertisers have used for centuries to get filthy rich. They work for anyone, anywhere and at any time (no matter how desperate your situation is right now).

Cracking The Coding Interview

Author : Gayle Laakmann McDowell
ISBN : 1466208686
Genre : Computers
File Size : 59. 29 MB
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Now in the 5th edition, Cracking the Coding Interview gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs. This book provides: 150 Programming Interview Questions and Solutions: From binary trees to binary search, this list of 150 questions includes the most common and most useful questions in data structures, algorithms, and knowledge based questions. 5 Algorithm Approaches: Stop being blind-sided by tough algorithm questions, and learn these five approaches to tackle the trickiest problems. Behind the Scenes of the interview processes at Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Apple: Learn what really goes on during your interview day and how decisions get made. Ten Mistakes Candidates Make -- And How to Avoid Them: Don't lose your dream job by making these common mistakes. Learn what many candidates do wrong, and how to avoid these issues. Steps to Prepare for Behavioral and Technical Questions: Stop meandering through an endless set of questions, while missing some of the most important preparation techniques. Follow these steps to more thoroughly prepare in less time.

Soft Skills

Author : John Z. Sonmez
ISBN : 1617292397
Genre : Business & Economics
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Summary Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual is a unique guide, offering techniques and practices for a more satisfying life as a professional software developer. In it, developer and life coach John Sonmez addresses a wide range of important "soft" topics, from career and productivity to personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships, all from a developer-centric viewpoint. Forewords by Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) and Scott Hanselman. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book For most software developers, coding is the fun part. The hard bits are dealing with clients, peers, and managers, staying productive, achieving financial security, keeping yourself in shape, and finding true love. This book is here to help. Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual is a guide to a well-rounded, satisfying life as a technology professional. In it, developer and life coach John Sonmez offers advice to developers on important "soft" subjects like career and productivity, personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships. Arranged as a collection of 71 short chapters, this fun-to-read book invites you to dip in wherever you like. A Taking Action section at the end of each chapter shows you how to get quick results. Soft Skills will help make you a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier, healthier person. What's Inside Boost your career by building a personal brand John's secret ten-step process for learning quickly Fitness advice to turn your geekiness to your advantage Unique strategies for investment and early retirement About the Author John Sonmez is a developer, teacher, and life coach who helps technical professionals boost their careers and live a more fulfilled life. Table of Contents Why this book is unlike any book you've ever read SECTION 1: CAREER Getting started with a "BANG!": Don't do what everyone else does Thinking about the future: What are your goals? People skills: You need them more than you think Hacking the interview Employment options: Enumerate your choices What kind of software developer are you? Not all companies are equal Climbing the corporate ladder Being a professional Freedom: How to quit your job Freelancing: Going out on your own Creating your first product Do you want to start a startup? Working remotely survival strategies Fake it till you make it Resumes are BORING—Let's fix that Don't get religious about technology SECTION 2: MARKETING YOURSELF Marketing basics for code monkeys Building a brand that gets you noticed Creating a wildly successful blog Your primary goal: Add value to others #UsingSocialNetworks Speaking, presenting, and training: Speak geek Writing books and articles that attract a following Don't be afraid to look like an idiot SECTION 3: LEARNING Learning how to learn: How to teach yourself My 10-step process Steps 1-6: Do these once Steps 7-10: Repeat these Looking for mentors: Finding your Yoda Taking on an apprentice: Being Yoda Teaching: Learn you want? Teach you must. Do you need a degree or can you "wing it?" Finding gaps in your knowledge SECTION 4: PRODUCTIVITY It all starts with focus My personal productivity plan Pomodoro Technique My quota system: How I get way more done than I should Holding yourself accountable Multitasking dos and don'ts Burnout: I've got the cure! How you're wasting your time The importance of having a routine Developing habits: Brushing your code Breaking things down: How to eat an elephant The value of hard work and why you keep avoiding it Any action is better than no action SECTION 5: FINANCIAL What are you going to do with your paycheck? How to negotiate your salary Options: Where all the fun is Bits and bytes of real estate investing Do you really understand your retirement plan? The danger of debt: SSDs are expensive Bonus: How I retired at 33 SECTION 6: FITNESS Why you need to hack your health Setting your fitness criteria Thermodynamics, calories, and you Motivation: Getting your butt out of the chair How to gain muscle: Nerds can have bulging biceps How to get hash-table abs Starting RunningProgram.exe Standing desks and other hacks Tech gear for fitness: Geeking out SECTION 7: SPIRIT How the mind influences the body Having the right mental attitude: Rebooting Building a positive self-image: Programming your brain Love and relationships: Computers can't hold your hand My personal success book list Facing failure head-on Parting words

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