The Nomadic Developer

  • by Aaron Erickson
  • Narrated by Stow Lovejoy
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Despite economic cycles, the idea of using technology to make a company more efficient and competitive - or perhaps even reach a new market - is appealing to all but the most desperate and cash-starved companies. More and more often, those companies look to technology consultants to fulfill their needs.There are real advantages to being a consultant. You make contacts with a lot of different people; you get exposure to many industries; and most important, unlike a software developer in the IT department for a brick-and-mortar company, as a technology consultant, you are the profit center...so long as you are billing. Consulting can be hugely rewarding - but it's easy to fail if you are unprepared. To succeed, you need a mentor who knows the lay of the land. Aaron Erickson is your mentor, and this is your guidebook. Erickson has done it all - from Practice Leadership to the lowest level project work. In The Nomadic Developer, he brings together his hardwon insights on becoming successful and achieving success through tough times and relentless change. You'll find 100% practical advice and real experiences - his own and annotations from those in the trenches. In addition, renowned consultants - such as David Chappell, Bruce Eckel, Deborah Kurata, and Ted Neward - share some of their hard-earned lessons.

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A must for any tech consultant

Great content flawless narration and overall excellent. Author provides clear insight in the consulting business.
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- Andres

Good content, a little dry approach.

Covers consulting from many angles good content, could have been more lively. Agree with content, and found to be valuable - people young in the career could benefit it more than seasoned developer/consultants
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- Scott F.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-26-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios