Books written by Don Burks

Thirteen, Book One of the Crusader’s Tale

Thirteen, Book One of the Crusader's Tale

My first book, Thirteen, is a high-fantasy medieval fictional story set in an original world. Published in July of 2008, it is focused on the struggle a group of youth experience as a result of the growing corruption of the Orb, a sentient gem with aspirations to godhood. The main character, Brynn Karanoch, finds himself thrust into the unlikely position of leading a group of people of various backgrounds. What unites them is that the Orb has ruined their families. This motivates them to strike back. Little do they know that they are fulfilling a prophecy that is thousands of years old and putting themselves at odds with both the armies of the Orb but even their own homeland.

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Principles of Project Planning

Principles of Project Planning

Principles of Project Planning is my first technical book. This book was published in 2017. Despite the title, it is not for project managers. This is for all of you who NEED project managers to get your side projects done. This book is your project manager. It shows you how to plan your projects properly, and all the considerations you will need to make before you put hands on keys and start to build. This is for every dev out there with a directory full of half-finished, poorly-planned side projects that you keep promising yourself you will get back to one day.

This book covers such necessary topics as:

  • User Stories
  • Database Design
  • ERD
  • Wireframes
  • Design
  • Working in Teams
  • Version Control

Full price of the book is $20. Just twenty simple dollars to learn so much about what you need to know when planning out a piece of software.

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