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Secrets of the rock star programmers; riding the IT crest.


Secrets of the rock star programmers; riding the IT crest.

Burns, Ed.



352 pages




With the rise of blogging, many of the world's most talented programmers have become celebrities in the field of IT. Software engineer Burns interviews these "rock star" programmers on trends in the industry, staying current, and balancing work and other aspects of life. The interviews are grouped in three sections, introducing experts in software technology, software pedagogy, and software development. Each interview sheds light on the practitioner's soft and hard skills, as well as career and business issues, education, and balancing work and family life. Just for fun, a final section contains an interview with a real "rock star," Weird Al Yankovich. An appendix summarizes a seminal article in the practice of software development, Phillip G. Armour's The Five Orders of Ignorance. Burns is affiliated with Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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Date:Jun 1, 2008
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