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Dreaming in Code

If you are interested in software development…read this book.

If you aren’t interested in software development…read this book.

If you’ve always wondered why software development is such a tough thing to manage and predict completion…read this book.

Did I say that you should read this book? ­čÖé

The book is not a detailed “how to”…it is a story that follows the development of “Chandler“, a software product that was going to ‘change the world’….but of course, the product never really materialized.├é┬á The team worked on the product for more than 5 years and never produced what the founder, Mitch Kapor of Lotus 1-2-3 fame, had envisioned. 5 years, over 4700 bugs and two dozen programmers with very little to show for the effort.

Take a look at the Related Articles below…you’ll see that Chandler is just now coming to be a “1.0” release after 7 years of development.├é┬á Interested story and a great book.

If you find yourself perplexed about the process of software development, this book might help you move a little closer to understanding the complexity of this process.

Definitely recommended reading.

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About Eric D. Brown, D.Sc.

Eric D. Brown, D.Sc. is a data scientist, technology consultant and entrepreneur with an interest in using data and technology to solve problems. When not building cool things, Eric can be found outside with his camera(s) taking photographs of landscapes, nature and wildlife.
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