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The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
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Jan 04, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: software-development
Read in January, 2012

See how software was developed 50 years ago. It was interesting to observe, how many things have changed since the microcomputer revolution and thanks to the rate, with which the development in hardware and software had progressed. And how the time of the people programming the computers became incomparably more valuable than the computer time.

Though, this is more a book abound managing development than the actual programming, and it is even more interesting to see that so many management problems actually remained the same despite all the new developments (and that people were able to name these problems back then already). But maybe they just had more competent managers in the past...


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