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4.0 out of 5 stars A piece of computing history, 6 Dec 2010
This review is from: The Mythical Man Month and Other Essays on Software Engineering (Paperback)
A legendary text but less than relevant these days. At its core are principles that don't date but it's relevance is to the history of the development of computer software systems. An entertaining read nonetheless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Myth Busting, 9 Feb 2010
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Although the work for this book was completed many years ago, few industries seem to have benefited from the lessons described. Naysayers will dismiss the ideas because the data source is too old and "technology has moved on so much since then". The fundamental lessons though refer more to people than any specific technology and are probably even more valuable today than when the book was first published.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Brilliant - Why Have We Ignored It For So Long, 27 Jan 2014
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This book is amazing, not just because of the astute observations Fred Brooks draws from experiences on projects he worked on, but also because we're still making the same mistakes so many decades later. Asides for a recommendation to move to microfiche, which indicates how long ago this book was written (and it was a fair suggestion at the time), this book is pure gold.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read it., 30 May 2010
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This is a really good book. But when you read it think of that it is a child of its time. Some parts might need an update in the world that we live in today.
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The Mythical Man Month and Other Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks Jr. (Paperback - Dec 1974)
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