Books Recommended by David Heinemeier Hansson
In 1999, David built a Danish online gaming news website, which he ran until 2001. He managed to attract the attention of Jason Fried, who hired him to build a web-based project management tool that became Basecamp, the project management software (formerly known as 37signals).
During the development process, Hansson used the Ruby programming language to develop a custom web framework. He released the framework separately from the project management tool in 2004, as the open source project Ruby on Rails. In 2005, David was awarded with the title “Hacker of the Year” for this project.
Fried and DHH talk about what they call “the calm company”: a different company culture that questions all the “best practices” that became the norm in today’s work environment.
Basecamp recently released a free web-based book as a follow-up to ‘Getting Real’, titled ‘Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters‘, where they go into details on how they work at Basecamp.
All books recommended or written by DHH:
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