From Program to Product

Turning Your Code into A Saleable Product

  • Authors
  • Rocky Smolin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Pages 103-128
  3. Pages 129-154
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 185-201

About this book


Many would–be software entrepreneurs with expertise in many fields attempt to turn a homegrown application—one developed for use in their own business or profession—into a commercial product. Lack of knowledge, experience, or skills often prevents the idea from ever taking shape, let alone achieving its potential. Entering a new field to start a business leaves many developers unprepared and not even fully aware that it's something they know so little about. They will also often have a job that conflicts with the time commitment required to market the program well enough for it to become a complete success.

Do you have an idea for a commercially viable software product or already have a product with the potential for dream financial rewards? Would–be software entrepreneurs must consult From Program to Product: Turning Your Code into a Saleable Product, written by software developer and entrepreneur Rocky Smolin, for an indispensable roadmap to creating a commercially successful software product. Smolin shares insights from his own experience and covers topics you may never anticipate but are vital to success, like pricing, documentation, licensing, and tracking customers.


Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Rack code documentation field knowledge profession software time tracking

Bibliographic information