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I entered my career in the era of The Bug, A lot of the subject matter was quite familiar. It's the software equivalent of The Soul of a New Machine, also of the same general... Read morePublished 3 months ago by FauxScot
This is a remarkably dense, intense novel. Someone described Ullman's style as Gothic, and I'd agree. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Victor Bloomfield
I'm comparing my experiences working for Silicon Valley startups with the ones described in the book.
It's amazing how things didn't change in the last 30 years. Read more
I'm not sure that a non-programmer or software tester would find this story as gripping as I did. But I can sure believe a bug so bad it would drive me mad.Published on November 25, 2012 by N. Folsom
I recently attended a party at which people were discussing this book, as well as Ullman's later book By Blood. Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by Neurasthenic
This is a must read for all software engineers. I have to admit if you were born after 1973, you might not be able to relate 100%, but every *real* software engineer should be... Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by david21001
This book is amazing. If you are a programmer, know a programmer, or are considering being a programmer, you should buy this book now without thinking. Read morePublished on April 30, 2010 by Randall Degges
I enjoyed reading this book. Learning a little about the stereo-typical geek programmers -- 'meep.' The author's approach is at times humorous and provides a learning experience... Read morePublished on March 14, 2007 by Teddy Dover
My review may be viased by my everyday job. I couldn't stand it anymore, and I had to stop reading just before the last chapter. So I don't really know how it ends, but guess what? Read morePublished on June 5, 2006 by A Programmer