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Looking for a good resource...

By John Connell ·
Does anyone know of any good reference books that outline the fundamentals of development processes, how different code languages work, etc., but do so in a language and tone geared for someone on the business side with little background in softwareor Web technologies? I'm looking for a book or books that I can use as reference after a meeting has gone a little too heavy on the code/tech-babble.

John Connell

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web design

by matt.osborn In reply to Looking for a good resour ...

For web sites, I would highly recommend an o'reilley book -- "Web design in a nutshell". It is a comprehensive resource guide that covers all the bases

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software design

by shelleydoll In reply to Looking for a good resour ...

There is an excellent book from Microsoft Press called "Code Complete" by Steve McConnell.

It is geared towards programmers and programming students, but is sensitive to laymen. It has some chapters dedicated to concepts you might be interested in, such as high-level design, that talks about different design methodologies and approaches.

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Code Complete chnaged my outlook

by John Wilker In reply to software design

I read Code Complete a few years ago. It completely changed my view of development. Helped me to see what was wrong with the projects I was on and what we needed to do better. Helped me bring the coding "level" among my peers up by spreading the word about the book. My code is certainly better for reading it.

I highly recommend it.


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