Bob Walsh's Micro ISV From Vision to Reality PDF

By Bob Walsh

ISBN-10: 1430201142

ISBN-13: 9781430201144

ISBN-10: 1590596013

ISBN-13: 9781590596012

Micro-independent software program proprietors, or micro-ISVs, became either an enormous resource of purposes and a pragmatic occupation substitute for IT pros. As for the latter - are you a programmer and thinking about being your personal boss? the place do you switch for info? previously, on-line and standard literature have not stuck up with the truth of the post-dot.com bust.Micro-ISV: From imaginative and prescient to truth explains what works and why in modern day rising micro-ISV region. at present, millions of programmers construct and convey nice options ISV-style, incomes good fortune and sales a lot greater than it's possible you'll wager. Written via and for micro-ISVs, with support from a number of the leaders of the sector - this publication takes you past simply having a pipe dream to operating your personal enterprise. It completely explores the way it is certainly attainable to release and hold a small and winning ISV enterprise, and is a perfect learn if you are attracted to getting all started.

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Now look at their number of downloads. Notice the correlation? The bottom-line reality of selling software is, Ugly doesn’t cut it. 9 percent of people will pick pretty over ugly every time. This has some pretty serious implications for micro-ISV development: it’s not enough for your application, Web service, or product to work right; it needs to make it past the customer’s ugly filter if you’re going to have the chance to sell it. Instead of slapping a Windows Explorer– like tree view on top of your application, you need to take a user interface–centric approach to both design and development.

By doing this, I could start thinking about how best to solve those problems. Figure 2-1. fm Page 26 Saturday, November 19, 2005 7:27 AM 26 CHAPTER 2 ■ DEVELOPING THE MICRO-ISV WAY Use cases are the logical, deterministic, word-processed half of the design story. They don’t really describe the application—just the interaction between your potential customers and your application. As helpful as use cases are for identifying what your application will do, they are by no means the only tool you need to develop a design you can start architecting.

One of the nice parts of starting a micro-ISV (besides burning most of your ties) is that you get to decide how much or how little of any given structure or formalism you want to use. For me, as I work through a major chunk of a program, I first write a bunch of use case headlines, as shown in Figure 2-1. Then, once I have good coverage of everything, I flesh out the preconditions, triggers, main path, and postconditions. When I started working on my micro-ISV’s first commercial product, a task and project management application called MasterList Professional, I defined what problems MasterList Professional would solve by creating use cases.

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