Getting Real

by 37signals

This is a book from the creator of the Ruby on Rails framework to create web applications and his business partner.

The book has plenty of what I think is good advice. When I read it, it felt quite revolutionary compared to how software was being developed in the places I had the experience to work at. After so many years as a software engineer, I realize that companies still struggle following some of this simple advice. I guess it's part of the bureaucracy and lack of interest in building good and efficient software that has a good impact on the world.