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

By Scott Rosenberg

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

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Started reading:
2009-05-12 00:00:00
Finished reading:
2009-05-16 00:00:00

Review

Rating: 7

This is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while and now have the time to read. It has a particular resonance for me, being written by one of the co-founders of Salon.com, since I worked right downstairs from them during the dot.com boom and bust, so many of the events and places described are familiar. In fact, a great number of events and personalities described sounded eerily familiar to people I worked with, down to the author’s experience with deciding in favor of a home-grown CMS over Vignette, that being the same decision Food.com (the company I worked at) made for reasons of cost.

Having read many of the books mentioned (like The Mythical Man Month and Death March), I’m interested in what lessons can be taken away from looking at other software projects and the methodologies used.

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