Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers: Riding the IT Crest

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 13, 2008 - Computers - 352 pages
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A-list Programmers Reveal How to Develop Breakout Skills

Find out what it takes to push your programming chops to the next level and design killer software by getting inside the minds of today's rock star programmers:

  • Rod Johnson, Inventor of the Spring Framework
  • Adrian Colyer, Pioneer of Aspect Oriented Programming Tools, Project Lead of AspectJ
  • Java Posse--Tor Norbye, Joe Nuxoll, Carl Quinn, and Dick Wall
  • Chris Wilson, Lead Architect of Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Nikhil Kothari, Architect of ASP.NET AJAX
  • Hani Suleiman, Author of "The Bile Blog"
  • James Gosling, Father of Java
  • Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Creator of the Hudson Continuous Integration Tool
  • Herb Schildt, The World's Bestselling Programming Author
  • Floyd Marinescu, Co-founder of; Founder and Lead Editor of
  • Andy Hunt, Co-founder of the Pragmatic Programmers
  • Dave Thomas, Object Oriented Software Pioneer
  • Max Levchin, Co-founder and Former CTO of PayPal
  • Libor Michalek, Co-founder of
  • Weird Al Yankovic, The Programmer's Rock Star

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User Review  - Senthil Kumaran - Goodreads

This book has interviews from leading java developers and is based around 2007 timeframe. It focusses on developers who have worked on "enterprise systems" in java and all of them share their thoughts on design, testing and writing scalable software. I enjoyed reading it. Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

This book is a must-have guide for every developer to learn from the rock-star world class programmers. Aside note, I believe that the author of this book Mr. Edward Burns is one of these world class ... Read full review


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Ed Burns is a senior software engineer at Sun Microsystems and a well-known personality in the enterprise IT profession. He is the author of McGraw-Hill's JavaServer Faces:The Complete Reference.

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