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Andy Oram is an editor at O'Reilly Media, a highly respected book publisher and technology information provider. An employee of the company since 1992, Andy currently specializes in free software and open source technologies. His work for O'Reilly includes the first books ever published commercially in the United States on Linux, and the 2001 title Peer-to-Peer. His modest programming and system administration skills are mostly self-taught.
Greg Wilson has worked on high-performance scientific computing, data visualization, and computer security, and is currently project lead at Software Carpentry (http://software-carpentry.org). Greg has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, and has written and edited several technical and children's books, including "Beautiful Code" (O'Reilly, 2007).
This book is a collection of chapters on how to improve software development through empirically proven methods. Read morePublished 7 months ago by D Philip Wasserman
Not meant for a programmer to have insights into producing software. It is more geared towards a computer engineering researcher...Published 9 months ago by Flavio B. Botelho
It's a excellent book for all professionals in software engineering.
Making Software presents to each chapter a good experience for software industry and professionals in this... Read more
Note that this review is for the Kindle version! (Read on a Kindle Keyboard v3.3 using default settings.)
The kindle version of this book is very sloppy. Read more
Hearing about this book on a HN comment I picked it up only to be blown away. This book contains so much core good information that I would not be surprised to see it references... Read morePublished on September 9, 2011 by Benjamin C. Meyer
This is a must read book for people making software. It provides empirical evidence, insight and discussion around myths in the software development community. Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by David Crow