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FoxTales: Behind the Scenes at Fox Software
     

FoxTales: Behind the Scenes at Fox Software

by Kerry Nietz
 

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Much has been written about the battles that rage between software companies over market share. FoxTales is the story of one such battle, told from the perspective of a foot soldier. My perspective.

When I started with Fox Software, it was a company of barely thirty people. It shared space in a small bank building on the edge of Ohio's farm country. It was a quaint,

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Much has been written about the battles that rage between software companies over market share. FoxTales is the story of one such battle, told from the perspective of a foot soldier. My perspective.

When I started with Fox Software, it was a company of barely thirty people. It shared space in a small bank building on the edge of Ohio's farm country. It was a quaint, family run business, and its product, FoxBASE+, was a niche player.

The next four years brought many surprises: lawsuits, buyouts, off-the-wall management, and even a flying book or two. Things no college course could prepare you for.

And to think, I could've been a farmer.

** This revised tenth anniversary edition contains a new foreword by Microsoft Software Engineer David Heindel and an additional note from the author **

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930919501
Publisher:
Hentzenwerke Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.56(d)

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Meet the Author

Kerry Nietz is a refugee of the software industry. He spent more than a decade of his life flipping bits-first as one of the principal developers of the database product FoxPro for the now mythical Fox Software, and then as one of Bill Gates's minions at Microsoft. He is a husband, a father,
a technophile, and a movie buff. He can be reached at his website www.KerryNietz.com.

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