WorldCat Identities

McCarthy, Jim 1951-

Works: 7 works in 43 publications in 4 languages and 699 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA76.76.D47, 005.1068
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jim McCarthy
Dynamics of software development by Jim McCarthy( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"McCarthy has distilled a veteran's hard-won know-how into 54 memorable, pragmatic maxims - short essays on defining, building, shipping, and marketing software successfully, whether commercially or in-house. With a grown-up wit that's by turns homespun and sophisticated, McCarthy tells you how to maintain your cool ("Don't Flip the Bozo Bit"), organize a crack team ("Get Their Heads into the Game"), analyze the customer and the competition ("Alone? A Market Without a Competitor Ain't"), handle uncertainty and schedule slips ("When You Slip, Don't Fall"), make commitments with integrity ("Be like the Doctors"), and stabilize the product so that you can ship it ("Don't Shake the Jell-O"). McCarthy shows you how to develop a marketing message and how to launch your product too, and in the appendix, he tells you how to hire smart people and keep them happy and productive." "Along the way, McCarthy meditates on software aesthetics and familiar software development phenomena - the "death march to Egghead," burn-out, internecine quarrels, being lost in software, the software dream and successive awakenings, the self-critical customer. McCarthy's preoccupation with the dynamics of the process infected his brother, artist Patrick McCarthy, with a sense of the "rich, deep, psychocultural extravaganza" that is software development, and themes both humorous and dark emerge in the handsome illustrations for the book." "You'll find Dynamics of Software Development as engrossing and exciting as software development itself. This book is destined to be read by software designers, developers, marketers, technical managers, and industry insiders for many years to come."--Jacket
Software for your head : core protocols for creating and maintaining shared vision by Jim McCarthy( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

54 règles d'or pour un grand logiciel : les maximes du manager de Visual C++ by Jim McCarthy( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design Oriented Verification and Evaluation the DOVE Project by Tony Cant( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DOVE is a graphical tool for modelling and reasoning about state machine designs for critical systems. This report summarizes its technical development, and incorporates the user manual
Ruan jian yan fa zhi dao = Dynamics of software development : wei ruan kai fa tuan dui de jing yan fa ze by Jim McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Software engineering classics : best practices for building great software teams( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

21 rules of thumb by Jim McCarthy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Original Classic from Jim McCarthy's 1995 speech on video. Witty aphorisms, useful knowledge, sage advice, funny stories...bizzarre truths about web and other software developers, teams, going dark, and more. Most importantly, re- connect with your passion, rediscover why you got into this in the first place, by listening to this inspiring talk
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Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.00 for 21 rules o ... to 0.70 for Software f ...)

Alternative Names
Mac Carthy Jim

MacCarthy Jim

Mc Carthy Jim

McCarthy, James M. 1951-

マッカーシー, ジム

English (32)

Chinese (6)

French (3)

Czech (1)

Software for your head : core protocols for creating and maintaining shared visionSoftware engineering classics : best practices for building great software teams