Dreaming in Code

  • by Scott Rosenberg
  • Narrated by Kyle McCarley
  • 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Their story takes us through a maze of dead ends and exhilarating breakthroughs as they and their colleagues wrestle not only with the abstraction of code but with the unpredictability of human behavior, especially their own. Along the way, we encounter black holes, turtles, snakes, dragons, axe-sharpening, and yak-shaving - and take a guided tour through the theories and methods, both brilliant and misguided, that litter the history of software development, from the famous "mythical man-month" to Extreme Programming.
Not just for technophiles but for anyone captivated by the drama of invention, Dreaming in Code offers a window into both the information age and the workings of the human mind.


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Customer Reviews

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Really enjoyed but probably not for everyone

I really enjoyed this book. It gives quite an insight into software development in a particular stage in the evolution of this internet that remains pretty familiar today. It's a history lesson, a lesson in product design and an overview of what underpins things like Agile. Probably (definitely) not for everyone but this is one I couldn't stop listening to.
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- Skootaman

(Appears to do) a good job of explaining software

I'm a programmer so it's not easy for me to put my self in the lay persons shoes, but this book feels like it does a good job of explaining why you're software crashes to a non-technical audience.
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- Heather

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-12-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios