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, April 2, 2002
By A Customer
This review is from: Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules (Paperback)
This will teach me to check a book's publication date before I grab it. The first couple of chapters seemed curiously old-fashioned, so I flipped through the rest of the book. That's when I spotted a Line of Code section that used Basic, Pascal and 'Macro Assembler' as example languages.
I could almost wax nostalgic over the idea that rapid development is exemplified by a nine month in-house automation project for sales people. Those were the days - 1996 to be exact.
I still have Steve McConnell's 1993 Code Complete, which is a classic. And his 1997 Project Survival Guide, which is still relevant. All I can say about Rapid Development is that it was probably a good anthology of current practice when it was written.
This posting is anonymous because McConnell fans will probably flame this review.
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