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Getting Real: The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application [Arabic] [Paperback]

Jason Fried , Heinemeier David Hansson , Matthew Linderman
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18 Nov 2009
Getting Real details the business, design, programming, and marketing principles of 37signals. The book is packed with keep-it-simple insights, contrarian points of view, and unconventional approaches to software design. This is not a technical book or a design tutorial, it's a book of ideas. Anyone working on a web app - including entrepreneurs, designers, programmers, executives, or marketers - will find value and inspiration in this book. 37signals used the Getting Real process to launch five successful web-based applications (Basecamp, Campfire, Backpack, Writeboard, Ta-da List), and Ruby on Rails, an open-source web application framework, in just two years with no outside funding, no debt, and only 7 people (distributed across 7 time zones). Over 500,000 people around the world use these applications to get things done. Now you can find out how they did it and how you can do it too. It's not as hard as you think if you Get Real.

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  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: 37signals (18 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578012812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578012810
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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Had the authors not just published "ReWork", then I would have given this 5 stars.

However, having just read the two books back-to-back, I would say that "ReWork" includes pretty much all the key points from Getting Real, plus more material.

If you've not read ReWork, buy it instead of this one.

If you have just read ReWork, don't particularly expect to learn additional things from Getting Real.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU ALREADY OWN REWORK DONT BUY THIS 6 Aug 2010
So this is just a tipoff -- don't buy Getting Real if you already have read and own Rework.

I love Rework, I've read it 2.5 times and I'm telling my friends about it .... so it was disappointing to find that Getting Real is basically the older version of the same book.

So keep reading and using Rework - but save your money

PS ... if you're trying to decide which is better ... then buy Rework
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By Denis Vukosav TOP 100 REVIEWER
As many readers after reading "Rework" from the 37signals (J. Fried, H. D. Hansson and M. Linderman), I was eager to read their previously published book "Getting Real".

In general, "Getting Real" is also inspiring read but because it was published earlier some familiar things can be found, which were repeated in "Rework".

True to their own philosophy, the book is really short, can be read in 2 hours maximum and it's divided into short chapters. Through the entire book the authors supplemented the book with other people experience which reinforce the view and point they are trying to make.

"Getting Real" is about doing things, making things happen rather than talking about taking action or waiting something to happen. In their view no one should write documents about what is planned to be done, you should start doing things and learn in the process while you do it. One of the key points of risk management in their view is that many of the problems anticipated will not happen at all. Their solving problems philosophy is doing things just in time, do not worry about problems that didn't and probably won't happen in the future.

The book is mostly oriented towards software industry, specifically web products which are 37signals company home ground, including almost all aspects of getting a web application to become real thing - design, coding, selecting features, promoting and many more.

The only drawback for me was the order in which I read 37signals books, because if you first read "Rework" some familiar parts, even chapters can be found.

I recommend reading "Getting Real" for same reason as their other book - reader would see value of few spent hours due to perceived views about different way of making business which should be considered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent motivation book. 31 Oct 2013
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It has about 7 years old, i think, but it fits perfectly the current times.
Very nice book for startup web developers.
Very easy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 13 Feb 2013
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Great book, also enjoyed their other book called rework.
While both books are similar in philosophy, I still got something extra with this book too.
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