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9780071348065

Software Conspiracy : Why Software Companies Put Out Faulty Products, How They Can Hurt You and What You Can Do about It

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071348065

  • ISBN10:

    0071348069

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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Summary

In 1905, Upton Sinclair blew the whistle on an unsanitary meat packing industry in The Jungle.

Author Biography

Mark Minasi has been a columnist for such magazines as BYTE, Windows NT Magazine, Nikkei NT, and Compute.

Table of Contents

WHY COMPANIES PUT OUT FAULTY SOFTWARE, HOW THEY CAN HURT YOU, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
Introduction xiii
When Some Bugs Bite, They Kill
1(20)
Why are There Bugs? How Defects Happen
21(20)
It Doesn't Take a Genius, It Just Takes a Process: Building Good Software
41(34)
Software and the Law
75(60)
Bugs and the Country: Software Economics
135(28)
Fighting Back: How to Improve Software
163(54)
The Future
217(8)
Appendix: Software Self-defense 225(28)
Endnotes 253(10)
Index 263

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