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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."