Technical but human,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Philip & Alex's Guide to Web Publishing. (Taschenbuch)I stumbled over this book in the public library and was I lucky. This is only the second good book I've read about the IT profession; the other being "The Soul of a New Machine" by Tracy Kidder.
I expected a standard, hype filled book about web design. What I got was less about designing beautiful web screens and much more about designing beautiful computer systems. We learn that fundamentals of good system design haven't changed in 30 years and probably will not change in the next 30. Philip's creed is, "design a great system, then send it to a design professional."
Along the way we get some history of computer science and the Internet. We get case studies. We get actual computer code. We get good advice for both technical and non-technical folks. But, best of all, we get an author with an attitude, with experience, with opinions.
What sets this apart from every other technical book is that it seems like there is a real human in there. Reading it is more like a conversation with a real person than a lecture on information technology.
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