- Paperback: 94 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 22, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1493516809
- ISBN-13: 978-1493516803
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,069,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Blowing the Bridge: A Software Story Paperback – December 22, 2013
"Peter Bolton's ebook satires dev stereotypes and situations. Oddly familiar and funny."
--- Rob Malda, Founder of Slashdot and Chief Strategist of Washington Post's Trove
About the Author
Peter Bolton lives in the New York City metropolitan area and enjoys the thought of kicking the occasional annoying stranger on the street. Being an experienced software engineer over several decades, Peter Bolton has seen and worked on a fair share of diverse technologies, and he's also shared the company of outright lunatics. He enjoys small software projects and looks forward to writing about the imminent demise which awaits him in older age.
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The reality that Peter humorously captures is that it's filled with many eccentric and interesting personalities with unexpected back stories.
This book resonates with a lot of my own personal experiences over the years. It's a fun and enjoyable read whether you are in the industry or not.
Personally, my favorite aspect of this story is that the plot is not only relatable to anyone who's worked in a corporate atmosphere, but that everything you ever wished someone would say in the repressed, stuffy world of corporate culture is said - or happens - in this story. My concern before reading this was whether the story would hold my attention, or even whether one could create and support an interesting and exciting plot about tech and business. This concern was eviscerated several pages in. I love the characters - and (I hope I'm not spoiling the surprise) the masterful illustrations that pop up from time to time are often laugh-out-loud funny in themselves.
What's great about this story is that whether or not you're a techie, you can get it and appreciate it. I'm sure techies especially will love the anti-management thread throughout, but I also got a huge kick out of seeing the brainless bosses painted as the talentless obstacles to progress that they are. But does the "little guy" prevail? Read and find out.