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How to Fail at Software Development


The book "How to Fail at Software Develoopment" is about all the
strange and funny things people do in the name of developing software.
I worked in software development for over 20 years and found silly
things that were being done in the name of software development were
being repeated again and again. As a matter of fact, most things that
cause software projects to fail are forever being repeated. And you
can spot the symptoms if you know what to look for.

Most people running software projects don't have much software
experience, so their inventions are usually not new. They rediscover
the same mistakes over and over again. It turned out to be a book of
very funny scenarios--some I lived through, and some were lived
through by others.

Those who don't know the history of software failure are doomed to
repeat it. You can find the book on Amazon or wherever.

Arthur Griffith
"How to Fail at Software Development"
Jul 19 '05 #1
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ar****@belugalake.com wrote in

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Good-by, spammer!
Jul 19 '05 #2
Ana C. Dent wrote:

Good-by, spammer!

This is a defunct newsgroup. Can we legitimately call him a spammer if the
newsgroup really only is slightly more than /dev/null in disguise?

Besides, you gotta admit there's a bit of irony around someone writing a
book about failures, and then announcing it to an officially dead forum.
Jul 19 '05 #3

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