Blowing the Bridge: A Software Story [NOOK Book]

Overview

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) story 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 ...
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Blowing the Bridge: A Software Story

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Overview

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) story 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. 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.

"Peter Bolton's ebook satires dev stereotypes and situations. Oddly familiar and funny."
- Rob Malda, Founder of Slashdot and Chief Strategist of Washington Post's Trove
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Washington Post's Trove - Rob Malda
"Peter Bolton's ebook satires dev stereotypes and situations. Oddly familiar and funny."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148781714
  • Publisher: Peter Bolton
  • Publication date: 9/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,185,176
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

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 about the imminent demise which awaits him in older age.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Definitely more than I had expected.  When I read the descriptio

    Definitely more than I had expected.  When I read the description, I was thinking that it'd be boring and full of jokes about computer stuff.  I was pleasantly surprised to read a book that was much more than that.  I could relate to a lot of it, and I laughed many times throughout.  Definitely a recommended read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    If you like Office Space, tech geek talk, and an unapologetic as

    If you like Office Space, tech geek talk, and an unapologetic assessments of corporate disfunction, this is the book for you. The storyline is edgy and amusing with accompanying illustrations which help to drive the point home. If you've every worked for a corporation with their head so far up their ass but still able to ask 'Did you get the memo,' you'll relate t0 the narrator's trials and tribulations. Who ever knew that a bunch of coding geeks could lead such interesting lives? I guess I do now. 

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    Posted October 16, 2013

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