Lifetime Lessons in Software Engineering
This book offers a retrospective, not of a single project or sub-project, but of an entire career in the software industry. James Bonang provides solutions to the eclectic problems you will encounter as a software professional. The book features encounters with interesting software engineering personalities, murderous computers, ancient gods, and an extra-solar intruder. You will face the world’s greatest (fictional) detective and discover how the best engineers determine the root cause of the most catastrophic software failures. You will absorb a lifetime of experience without any hassle.
Author: James Bonang
Date: January 2022
Audience: General interest
- Improve your technical writing skills
- Prepare and deliver succinct and impactful technical presentations
- Teach and mentor
- Use estimates and analytical confidence measures
- Find reliable sources of information
- Conduct retrospectives
- Perform code inspections
- Carry out case studies
- Use checklists
- Use the Delphi method
- Use pre-, post-, and invariant conditions to improve software reliability
- Write defensive code
- Perform root cause analyzes
- Deal with the toughest types of software faults
- Protect against floating point errors
- Identify future career paths (including areas accelerated by the pandemic)
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