9781590595008

Best Software Writing

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    9781590595008

  • ISBN10:

    1590595009

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-06-20
  • Publisher: Apress
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Summary

This is a collection of the best essays on Software Engineering of the recent past as selected by Joel Spolsky with exclusive commentary by him. Joel Spolsky, besides being a best selling author, is a software industry veteran and one of the most respected figures in computing today. His site "Joel on Software" (http://www.joelonsoftware.com) is the #1 rated sites on Technorati for programmers. Spolsky has designed and developed software used by millions of people and has worked on a variety of products, from Microsoft Excel to the Juno user interface to FogBugz. He is the founder of Fog Creek Software in New York City.

Table of Contents

About the Editor vii
About the Authors ix
Introduction xv
Style Is Substance
1(6)
Ken Arnold
Award for the Silliest User Interface: Windows Search
7(2)
Leon Bambrick
The Pitfalls of Outsourcing Programmers
9(8)
Michael Bean
Excel as a Database
17(6)
Rory Blyth
ICSOC04 Talk
23(12)
Adam Bosworth
Autistic Social Software
35(12)
danah boyd
Why Not Just Block the Apps That Rely on Undocumented Behavior?
47(4)
Raymond Chen
Kicking the Llama
51(2)
Kevin Cheng
Tom Chi
Save Canada's Internet from WIPO
53(6)
Cory Doctorow
EA: The Human Story
59(8)
Strong Typing vs. Strong Testing
67(12)
Bruce Eckel
Processing Processing
79(16)
Paul Ford
Great Hackers
95(16)
Paul Graham
The Location Field Is the New Command Line
111(8)
John Gruber
Starbucks Does Not Use Two-Phase Commit
119(6)
Gregor Hohpe
Passion
125(4)
Ron Jeffries
C++---The Forgotten Trojan Horse
129(6)
Eric Johnson
How Many Microsoft Employees Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
135(4)
Eric Lippert
What to Do When You're Screwed
139(12)
Michael ``Rands'' Lopp
Larry's Rules of Software Engineering #2: Measuring Testers by Test Metrics Doesn't
151(6)
Larry Osterman
Team Compensation
157(14)
Mary Poppendieck
Mac Word 6.0
171(12)
Rick Schaut
A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy
183(28)
Clay Shirky
Group as User: Flaming and the Design of Social Software
211(12)
Clay Shirky
Closing the Gap, Part 1
223(10)
Eric Sink
Closing the Gap, Part 2
233(14)
Eric Sink
Hazards of Hiring
247(14)
Eric Sink
PowerPoint Remix
261(6)
Aaron Swartz
A Quick (and Hopefully Painless) Ride Through Ruby (with Cartoon Foxes)
267(26)
Index 293

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