Robert Lawrence

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I am a management consulting in the Philadelphia area.


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Learning Perl (Nutshell Handbook) von Randal L Schwartz
Learning Perl (Nutshell Handbook) von Randal L Schwartz
This is not a bad book, but I'm still surprised by the generosity of the reader reviews. Perl is something of a cult, so I think in a lot of cases a positive review means "I like Perl" more than it means "I like 'Learning Perl.'" People hesitate (understandably, I think) to insult a book that's closely associated with a great open-source language.
I myself think Perl is great, but I have some serious problems with the way this book was written and edited. The authors can't seem to decide whether this should be an easy book for programmers, a difficult book for non-programmers, or even (at times) an easy book for non-programmers. That is to say, the tone,… Mehr dazu
After the Goldrush: Essays on the Profession of So&hellip von Steve McConnell
5.0 von 5 Sternen Concise excellence, 5. November 1999
Steve McConnell comes through again. In this short collection of essays, he argues convincingly that the software industry can and must change drastically. The industry's "code-and-fix" practices, which have over and over proved ineffective and even dangerous, have to go. The image of the heroic programming genius, saving the dysfunctional organization over and over from behind a wall of empty pizza boxes and soda cans, must go as well. Empty and foolish heroism must be replaced by good processes, patient planning, and good engineering practice.
McConnell argues that in order for this change to occur, a proper "profession" of software engineering must be… Mehr dazu
The Software Conspiracy: Why Software Companies Pu&hellip von Mark Minasi
This is a very important book. I'm somewhat worried that it's not getting enough attention, and though I'm hardly a conspiracy theorist, I wouldn't be surprised if certain powerful forces were doing their best to keep people from reading it.
Minasi correctly argues that companies could (and should) produce much better software than they do. Quality goes out the window because industry dynamics favor big liars--companies that continually promise new and better features, but instead ship bug-ridden monstrosities.
As Minasi realizes, this pattern will continue unless consumers and/or legislators act to stop it. Companies will only act to improve their software if they are… Mehr dazu