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Programming as if People Mattered

Friendly Programs, Software Engineering, and Other Noble Delusions

Format: Hardback
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 13th Oct 1991
Dimensions: w 197mm h 254mm d 19mm
Weight: 510g
ISBN-10: 0691087520
ISBN-13: 9780691087528
Barcode No: 9780691087528
Synopsis
Through a set of lively anecdotes and essays, Nathaniel Borenstein traces the divergence between the fields of software engineering and user-centered software design, and attempts to reconcile the needs of people in both camps.Through a set of lively anecdotes and essays, Nathaniel Borenstein traces the divergence between the fields of software engineering and user-centered software design, and attempts to reconcile the needs of people in both camps.

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This book is very easy to read, and is so entertaining that it is hard to put down.... An excellent book, and a must-read for software professionals.--Choice This book's great glory is the author's implicit, but pervasive, notion that the human interface extends through software; and that programs are just ways that people tell computers what they should be doing. . . . [A] book filled with points to think about well before you start coding menus or screens.--UnixWorld A witty look at the foibles of software engineering, based on real examples. . . . This voice of experience offers a good dose of humility to arrogant young programmers.--American Mathematical Monthly The book provides a stimulating read, with a fair sprinkling of controversial opinions from which intelligent readers . . . will draw their own conclusions.---J. Dodd, Information and Science Technology