(co-editors: Marie Benesh and James Bullock)
ISBN: 0-932633-51-X 176 pages softcover
Dorset House Publishing
“Shared parables, aphorisms, and classifications greatly increase the dialogue’s depth and efficiency . . .
“If you don’t read anything else in the book . . . the discussion of ‘stupid design document tricks’ will still give you your money’s worth.” – Richard Mateosian, IEEE Micro
“Presented in dialogue form, this discussion among consultants, IT managers, software developers, systems architects, analysts, designers, engineers, and others in the field focuses on the means by which leadership is developed. Topics include programming, design, documentation, teaching, learning, educating management, and being yourself. The roles of experts, as leaders, teachers, and learners, are explicated, and advice is offered on avoiding ‘stupid tricks.'” – Book News, Inc.
“The advice in the book is some of the best that I have ever read. There is none of the egotistical posturing that pervades so many of the online forums, the contributors are genuinely humble and realistic. I found them refreshing, entertaining and likable.
“. . . So many technical books contain quality information, but the style of presentation is dense to the point of mind lock or something like a pot of dishwater containing gold nuggets. The good stuff is present, you just have to dig around to find it. This book is neither, the lightness of the prose and the candor of the participants makes it entertaining, and the quality of the advice makes it valuable. When designing software, we all step in it from time to time, and if you read this book you can reduce the frequency of that happening to you.” – —Charles Ashbacher, posted on Amazon.com