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Proudly Serving My Corporate Masters
     

Proudly Serving My Corporate Masters

by Adam Barr
 
Get the real story: an insider viewpoint on Microsoft from a 10-year veteran.

Proudly Serving My Corporate Masters: What I Leaned in Ten Years As a Microsoft Programmer is a reflection on a decade spent working at the country's largest software company. The book views Microsoft from a unique angle: that of an insider who feels that Microsoft has done

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Get the real story: an insider viewpoint on Microsoft from a 10-year veteran.

Proudly Serving My Corporate Masters: What I Leaned in Ten Years As a Microsoft Programmer is a reflection on a decade spent working at the country's largest software company. The book views Microsoft from a unique angle: that of an insider who feels that Microsoft has done many good things, but is also unsure about some of its methods. The book offers a new viewpoint on Microsoft, challenging existing assumptions about why the company has succeeded, what it does well and what it does badly, and what it needs to do in the future.

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Library Journal
First-time author Barr describes his ten years of experience as a software developer for Microsoft. Beginning with a detailed account of the hiring process, especially the interviewing methodology for new hires, Barr goes on to trace not only his career but the history of software development over the past quarter-century. He discusses Microsoft's role in software development, especially its evangelism the process of convincing other programmers to write software that interfaces with another which is a major factor in Microsoft's success. Barr compares the company to competitors such as Linux and details issues such as company organization, benefits, stock options, and public perception, both positive and negative. A good glossary gets the novice through the technical jargon. Barr, who discloses that he no longer works there but owns "a good chunk of Microsoft stock," succeeds in being as unbiased as possible. A good choice for business collections in large public and academic libraries. Steven J. Mayover, formerly with Free Lib. of Philadelphia Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Proudly Serving My Corporate Masters: What I Learned In Ten Years As A Microsoft Programmer is a revealing account of Adam Barr's personal and professional experiences while working as a software developer for Microsoft. Here is a candid, comprehensive, and revealing behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings, dedicated employees, and controversial CEO for the world's most influential computer company whose impact on technology, business, and economics is unparalleled in our post-industrial information age. Proudly Serving My Corporate Masters is "must" reading for anyone curious about how Microsoft really operates within its corporate inner sanctums ranging from its recruitment process (including how and why potential employees are labeled as "hires" and "no hires") to an assessment of the enduring strength and durability of a company which has been under fire from federal agencies and watchdog groups these past several years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595161287
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/20/2000
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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