Dreaming in Code Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software

ISBN-10: 1400082471
ISBN-13: 9781400082476
Edition: N/A
Authors: Scott Rosenberg
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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, both brilliant and misguided, 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Software Time [1975-2000]
Doomed [July 2003]
The Soul of Agenda [1968-2001]
Prototypes and Python [2001-November 2002]
Lego Land [November 2002-August 2003]
Managing Dogs and Geeks [April-August 2003]
Getting Design Done [July-November 2003]
Detail View [January-May 2004]
Stickies on a Whiteboard [June-October 2004]
Methods
Engineers and Artists
The Road to Dogfood [November 2004-November 2005]
Epilogue: A Long Bet [2005-2029 and Beyond]
Postscript to the Paperback Edition
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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