Neal Ford

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Neal Ford is an Application Architect at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis. He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of the books Developing with Delphi: Object-Oriented Techniques (Prentice-Hall, 1996), JBuilder 3 Unleashed (Sams, 1999) (as the lead author), Art of Java Web Development (Manning, 2003), and No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology: The 2006 Edition (editor and contributor). His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, Object Pascal, C++, and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications. Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at numerous developer conferences worldwide.If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal, visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at nford@thoughtworks.com.

Functional Thinking Functional Thinking
by Neal Ford
July 2014
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

The Productive Programmer The Productive Programmer
by Neal Ford
July 2008
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
April 2007
OUT OF PRINT

No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Neal Ford
June 2006
OUT OF PRINT

Software Architecture Fundamentals Part 2 Software Architecture Fundamentals Part 2
by Neal Ford, Mark Richards
April 2014
Video: $139.99

Software Architecture Fundamentals Part 1 Software Architecture Fundamentals Part 1
by Neal Ford, Mark Richards
March 2014
Video: $149.99

Clojure Inside Out Clojure Inside Out
by Stuart Halloway, Neal Ford
May 2013
Video: $119.99

Functional Thinking Functional Thinking
by Neal Ford
April 2013
Video: $99.99

Neal Ford on Agile Engineering Practices Neal Ford on Agile Engineering Practices
by Neal Ford
August 2011
Video: $139.99

The Productive Programmer The Productive Programmer
by Neal Ford
July 2010
Video: $99.99

"This book is a recommended easy read for novice programmers."
--Maxey von Senden, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society, January 2011

"Ultimately I would like to express that I found every section and every chapter in this book useful. It broadened my knowledge in corners of computing that I needed, allowing me to travel more-seamlessly through the technical universe...I found his wit and writing style enjoyable, and I recommend this book to any programmer wanting to better his development process. For me, this book sits on my desk, as I am always pulling little bits of time saving know-how out of it."
--Benjamin Lehman, While Owl Logistix

"...I think that most programmers would benefit from owning and reading Neal Ford’s book. He does a good job of leveraging both his programming and training background in producing a sleek, streamlined guide that will help you automate tasks and pump up your code."
--James Pyles, Linux Pro Magazine

"Here's another 'foundation pick' for serious programming collections: a guide that tells how to save time and enhance productivity with tools which can be adopted over many platforms and styles. "
--Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"The Productive Programmer is about maximizing your ability to efficiently create good, working software. It's about leveraging your computer's abilities, and learning how to master the tools you use regularly."
--Burk Hufnagel, Developer Zone, IT Book Zone