Sex, drugs, rock'n'roll...we're talking about a hedonistic music festival, right? Nope, not according to the narrator of this tale. Instead, we're talking about an IT department, in the absurd (yet somewhat epic) comedy about a software project that was doomed to succeed.
Exposing some of the more ridiculous aspects of corporate America and the insane characters who haunt its halls, Blowing the Bridge gives the reader a prying peep behind the curtain, at some of the more comical aspects of working with the more colorful personalities in technology and in the business office of corporate America. Bitterly funny throughout, it also painstakingly recounts the struggle of a small team determined to navigate a path towards building something of excellence, despite a mine field of bureaucratic stupidity and the occasional mortar round of tempting prostitutes. And, fortunately, there always seems to be more to write about.
"Peter Bolton's ebook satires dev stereotypes and situations. Oddly familiar and funny." - Rob Malda, Founder of Slashdot and Chief Strategist of Trove
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 more about the imminent demise which awaits him in older age.
When I read the description, I was thinking that it'd be boring and full of inside jokes about tech. I was pleasantly surprised to read a book that was much more than that. Definitely a recommended read.