Theory and Practice of Independent Software Development

Part of my life’s work is dedicated to publishing a unified approach to becoming a good independent software developer. It’ll probably take until 2020 until I have the basics. Then some more years to flesh out the details.

My approach is holistic: to be successful, it’s not enough to know how to code. You need to be able to survive periods of despair and get by with little money. You need to figure out how to do marketing properly – that is, how to reach people, and how to maintain personal integrity while you do so. That’s why I’ll write about the life of being an independent software developer, not just the work.

Here are the few books I already finished.

Software Development Craftsmanship

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Exploring Mac App Development Strategies

Learn how to create an application from scratch or refactor existing code to keep your code maintainable: clean up Core Data and AppKit dependencies from the rest of your app.

  • 4th, expanded edition
  • Swift 3 ready
  • PDF, EPUB, and Kindle download
  • Lifetime updates

Sales and Marketing

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Make Money Outside the Mac App Store

Own your products and know your customers: sell outside the Mac App Store. In a few hours, you'll have in-app purchases, a trial mode, and piracy protection all set. The book includes fully functional sample projects and code ready to be copied into your app.

  • Swift 3 ready
  • PDF, EPUB, and Kindle download
  • Lifetime updates