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
Pages: 608
Kindle: ‎B09QCBVJ9V
Audience: General interest
Intermediate level
Category: Methodology

Topics Covered:

  • 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)

For more book watch just click.

Book Watch is the I Programmer’s list of new books and is compiled from publishers’ publicity material. It should not be read as a review where we provide an independent assessment. Some, but not all, of Book Watch’s books are eventually revised.

To have new titles included in Book Watch, contact [email protected]

To follow @bookwatchiprog on Twitter or subscribe to the I Programmer’s Books RSS feed for daily Book Watch releases and new reviews.

Gordon K. Morehouse