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    DescriptionEven the best developers have seen well-intentioned software projects fail - often because the customer kept changing requirements, and end users didn't know how to use the software you developed. Instead of surrendering to these common problems, let "Head First Software Development" guide you through the best practices of software development. Before you know it, those failed projects will be a thing of the past. With its unique visually rich format, this book pulls together the hard lessons learned by expert software developers over the years. You'll gain essential information about each step of the software development lifecycle - requirements, design, coding, testing, implementing, and maintenance - and understand why and how different development processes work. This book is for you if you are: tired of your customers assuming you're psychic. You'll learn not only how to get good requirements, but how to make sure you're always building the software that customers want (even when they're not sure themselves); wondering when the other 15 programmers you need to get your project done on time are going to show up. You'll learn how some very simple scheduling and prioritizing will revolutionize your success rate in developing software; confused about being rational, agile, or a tester. You'll learn not only about the various development methodologies out there, but how to choose a solution that's right for your project; and, confused because the way you ran your last project worked so well, but failed miserably this time around. You'll learn how to tackle each project individually, combine lessons you've learned on previous projects with cutting-edge development techniques, and end up with great software on every project. "Head First Software Development" is here to help you learn in a way that your brain likes...and you'll have a blast along the way. Why pick up hundreds of boring books on the philosophy of this approach or the formal techniques required for that one? Stick with "Head First Software Development", and your projects will succeed like never before. Go on, get started...you'll learn and have fun. We promise.

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    Head First Software Development
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Pilone
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 460
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    ISBN 13: 9780596527358
    ISBN 10: 0596527357

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16320
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    BIC subject category V2: UMZ
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    B&T General Subject: 227
    DC22: 005.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
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    Ingram Subject Code: XL
    BISAC V2.8: COM051230
    Libri: EDVA7090
    B&T Approval Code: A93606500
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 07
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    LC classification: QA76.76.D47 P495 2008
    Thema V1.0: UMZ
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Imprint name
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Publication date
    01 February 2008
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    Author Information
    Dan Pilone is a Senior Software Architect with Blueprint Technologies, Inc. and a mediocre rock climber. He has designed and implemented systems for Hughes, ARINC, UPS, and the Naval Research Laboratory. He also teaches project management, software design, and software engineering at The Catholic University in Washington D.C.
    Review quote
    "[...] ein sehr gut gelungenes Buch mit einem sehr pragmatischen Ansatz." - Prof. Dr. Andreas Plaß, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, September 2008