The Non-Technical Guide To Web Technologies

Teaching business people how to communicate with developers

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Dan KaplanHunter@dankaplan · I craft stories that break through.
@tommychheng wrote this to help marketers, salesfolk, recruiters, and support people communicate better with the technical side of the house. I see a strong argument for reading this book if you don't have much technical grounding: Primarily: your career would be well served if you could speak more intelligently about the technologies behind the product(s) your company sells. Secondarily: speaking more fluently about technology would open up better lines of communication between you and the people who build your company's product. Lastly: reading this book might reduce the number of expensive (or technically painful, even ludicrous) product ideas you come to the product team with. All good things.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
@tommychheng - I'd love to hear about the writing process you took with this book :)
Tommy ChhengMaker@tommychheng · Engineering, Qwiki/Yahoo/Tumblr
@bentossell Definitely, anything in particular you want to know in detail?
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
@tommychheng Where did the inspiration come from and how did you go from there to fully finished book here :)
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
...I love a story
Tommy ChhengMaker@tommychheng · Engineering, Qwiki/Yahoo/Tumblr
@bentossell The idea was long lived: throughout my career, I interacted with PMs, designers, self-taught programmers, recruiters who I felt with a slightly more informed technical background, could improve their daily interactions with engineers. It took me over a year to finish the book. I started with an outline and started drilling down. Writing wasn't the hard part, it was the editing process! I sent it to many co-workers and friends to clarify the explanations. I hope the Product Hunt community enjoys this book!