Free eBook: Don’t Just Roll The Dice

One of the blogs that I follow is the Business Of Software, by Neil Davidson.  Neil is the co-founder and joint CEO of Red Gate Software and the organizer of the Business of Software conference.  Back in October, Neil released a free eBook, Don’t Just Roll the Dice.  It’s a useful, short book on how to price software.  It includes theory, practical advice and case studies so that software pricing isn’t a roll of the dice.

You can download a pdf version of the eBook here.

Free eBook: Getting Real

37signals is one those companies that you just can’t help but notice.  And once you do, you won’t be able to keep from following them and their philosophies.  They are the guys that invented Ruby On Rails.  They follow the strict mantra that software products should be built with the least number of features possible.  Getting Real: The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application is a new book written by the crew at 37signals.  This practical book details unconventional methods to deliver value, fresh perspectives, and inspiration.  At 200 pages, it’s a surprisingly quick read.  I read it the entire book from my iPhone while waiting at and in-between various appointments.  The book is made up of small essays that are easy to digest and understand.  It has amazing insight on building lean software that any starting company or entrepreneur will find immensely valuable.

You can view a web version of this eBook here.