At the Ref Desk (1/16/19): Today's funny: Got an IM from a student asking who to contact for an overdue book. I texted him the phone number for Access Services. Student replied back that he'd call once his class was over. Um, right. [more...]

Book: 'Getting Real' by 37signals

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 12/17/06 (7:15pm)

This came out in March but it's still worth a mention -- particularly in the context of the "Kuckoo for Features" approach discussed here earlier.

It's a book called 'Getting Real', written by Chicago-based web development firm 37signals. It applies a provocative 'take-no-prisoners' approach to software development: Cut out the fat, narrow your focus, keep it as simple as possible.

The entire book is available online. It's pretty brief and worth a read. One of my favorite lines: "More isn't the answer. Sometimes the biggest favor you can do for customers is to leave something out."