Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
Their story takes us through a maze of dead ends and exhilarating breakthroughs as they and their colleagues wrestle not only with the abstraction of code but with the unpredictability of human behavior, especially their own. Along the way, we encounter black holes, turtles, snakes, dragons, axe-sharpening, and yak-shaving - and take a guided tour through the theories and methods, that litter the history of software development, from the famous 'mythical man-month' to Extreme Programming. Not just for technophiles but for anyone captivated by the drama of invention, 'Dreaming in Code' offers a window into both the information age and the workings of the human mind.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pierthinker - LibraryThing
Rosenberg attempts to do for software what Tracy Kidder did for hardware in 'The Soul of a New Machine' back in the early 1980s. Rosenberg follows a team of software developers as they attempt to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - walterqchocobo - LibraryThing
A very thorough discussion about open source programming focusing on the Chandler project, a personal information manager program, an Outlook like software program. There was plenty of IT jargon that was explained fairly well but it was a lot to slog through. Read full review
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