9780136788249

The Kollected Kode Vicious

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    9780136788249

  • ISBN10:

    0136788246

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-11-01
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

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Summary

Pragmatic, Bite-Sized Programming Advice from Koder-with-Attitude, Kode Vicious
“For many years I have been a fan of the regular columns by Kode Vicious in Communications of the ACM. The topics are not only timely, they’re explained with wit and elegance.”
--From the Foreword by Donald E. Knuth
Writing as Kode Vicious (KV), George V. Neville-Neil has spent more than 15 years sharing incisive advice and fierce insights for everyone who codes, works with code, or works with coders. Now, in The Kollected Kode Vicious, he has brought together his best essays and Socratic dialogues on the topic of building more effective computer systems. These columns have been among the most popular items published in ACM  Queue magazine, as well as Communications of the ACM, and KV's entertaining and perceptive explorations are supplemented here with new material that illuminates broader themes and addresses issues relevant to every software professional.

Neville-Neil cuts to the heart of the matter and offers practical takeaways for newcomers and veterans alike on the following topics:
  • The Kode at Hand: What to do (or not to do) with a specific piece of code
  • Koding Konundrums: Issues that surround code, such as testing and documentation
  • Systems Design: Overall systems design topics, from abstraction and threads to security
  • Machine to Machine: Distributed systems and computer networking
  • Human to Human: Dealing with developers, managers, and other people
Each chapter brings together letters, responses, and advice that apply directly to day-to-day problems faced by those who work in or with computing systems. While the answers to the questions posed are always written with an eye towards humor, the advice given is deadly serious.

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Author Biography

George V. Neville-Neil hacks, writes, teaches, and consults on security, networking, and operating systems. A FreeBSD Foundation board member, he served on the FreeBSD Core Team for four years. Since 2004, he has written the “Kode Vicious” column for Queue and Communications of the ACM. He is vice chair of ACM’s Practitioner Board and a member of Usenix Association, ACM, IEEE, and AAAS. Neville-Neil co-authored The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System with Marshall Kirk McKusick and Robert N. M. Watson. An avid traveler and ardent cyclist, he speaks several languages including Japanese, French, Dutch, and some Mandarin.

Table of Contents

Preface by Donald Knuth
1. The Kode at Hand
2. Systems Design
3. Koding Konundrums
4. Machine to Machine
5. Human to Human

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