Best Business Audiobooks For Software Developers
1. Start small Stay small
A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup
Author: Rob Walling
Best Business Audiobooks’ Review: This is a very practical guide on how to start a software business. The author uses the term micropreneur to refer to small software startup. This book will teach how to start a software business without a lot of money. The vision of the author is that you have more chance of success if you focus on niche market. Once you had success with your niche, you add another niche to your portfolio. This audiobook is not available from Audible. It is available on the author’s website. You will need to download multiple .mp3 files individually and transfer it to your iphone manually. I recommend the kindle or paper version (available from Amazon) since this guide is so good that you will want to take a lot of notes anyways.
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2. Dreaming in Code
Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software (Unabridged)Unabridged, means that the audiobook contains all the original book content
Author: Scott Rosenberg
Audio Length: 12 hours and 2 min.
Best Business Audiobooks’ Review: This is definitively a book for software developers. In fact, every software developers should listen to this audiobook! In this audiobook, you will learn what the common business and design mistakes you need to avoid when dealing with software. To illustrate the common pitfalls, the author tells the story of the former Lotus 1-2-3 Founder, Mitchell Kapor, in his quest to build the next transcendent agenda software. Unfortunately, too many delays because of the desired to build the perfect software may have cause the failure of his Agenda software. I would recommend to software developers to listen to this audiobook first then to listen to The Lean Startup book by Eric Ries. What a difference in the way of building software!
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3. The Agile Samurai
How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software (Unabridged)Unabridged, means that the audiobook contains all the original book content
Author: Jonathan Rasmusson
Audio Length: 4 hours and 54 min.
Best Business Audiobooks’ Review: This audiobook is mainly for software developers and other professional involved in managing software products like project managers. You will learn what is Agile programming. A new way of developing software products. You will learn what is a User Story, software refactoring, test driven development, continuous integration, story board, burned down and burned up charts, the importance of involving the client, the importance of testing and what is a test driven development. Most importantly you will learn that you need to involve more your customer and you need to produce regularly software that can be push to production ideally after each small sprint development cycle (1-4 weeks). This is a very good overview of Agile programming.
To learn more or to get the audiobook (or the book or e-book format), you can click on the product page buttons below:From Amazon/Audible