My Books Are Now Available in Kindle, PDF, and Other Electronic Formats

  1. Posted on March 7, 2011 1:47:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
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Readers have asked for years for electronic versions of my books, and I’m happy to say that electronic versions are now available for all of my Microsoft Press books.

  • Software Estimation from Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle formats or from O'Reilly in various other Ebook formats (including pdf)
  • Code Complete, 2nd Edition from Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle edition or O'Reilly in various Ebook formats (including pdf)
  • Rapid Development from Amazon.com in paperbook or Kindle formats or from O'Reilly in various Ebook formats (including pdf)
  • Software Project Survival Guide from Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle formats or from O'Reilly in various other Ebook formats (including pdf)

Fan said:

March 7, 2011 4:31:PM

Oh! Thanks. I will read them all :-)

Kevin Kinnett said:

March 7, 2011 8:53:PM

What about "professional software development"?  Which is one of my favorites.

Steve McConnell said:

March 7, 2011 9:16:PM

@Kevin -- PSD is published by a different publisher, and they haven't made it available in electronic format yet, I'm sorry to say.

Marcel said:

March 8, 2011 6:54:AM

I remember reading "Code Complete" in 1994 during a summer vacation back in the Netherlands from cover to cover. It set my software development style for years to come, and made me decide I wanted to pursue a career in software development. If it were up to me, every software developer should have it on their bookshelf.

Thanks for writing these books Steve!

ChrisP said:

March 8, 2011 12:50:PM

Any discounts available for those who have already purchased print editions?

Steve McConnell said:

March 8, 2011 3:10:PM

@ChrisP -- not that I'm aware of, unfortunately.

Nick Argall said:

March 9, 2011 12:22:AM

ChrisP, try going to O'Reilly and clicking on "register my book", I'm pretty sure that they do discounts on EBooks for those who have the print editions.

Outsourcing Source Code Cost Analysis said:

March 12, 2011 10:18:AM

Excellent article! In recent move to out-sourcing and remote employment were your programmer is at home or sitting on a beach in Hawaii with his laptop, it's becoming essential to play according to performance, rather than the salary or pay per hour approaches.

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Steve McConnell

Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software where he consults to a broad range of industries, teaches seminars, and oversees Construx’s software development practices. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds.

Steve is the author of Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (2006), Code Complete (1993, 2004), Rapid Development (1996), Software Project Survival Guide (1998), and Professional Software Development (2004). His books twice won Software Development magazine's Jolt Excellence award for outstanding software development book of the year.

Steve has served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine, on the Panel of Experts of the SWEBOK project, and as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Professional Practices Committee.

Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a Master’s degree in software engineering from Seattle University.
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