New PDF release: Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (2nd Edition)

By Tom DeMarco, Timothy R. Lister

Of the pc industry's best-selling authors and academics go back with a brand new variation of the software program administration publication that begun a revolution.

With humor and knowledge drawn from years of administration and consulting adventure, DeMarco and Lister reveal that the key problems with software program improvement are human, now not technical—and that managers forget about them at their peril.

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As one member of the group put it, “a lot of times, people were there straight forty-eight hours, just coding. I’ve never seen anything like it. . But they were driven by this vision [of beating the original Mosaic]” (Reid, 1997). The sense of pride and victory is even more pungent in a well-known postmortem by team member Jamie Zawinski (1999) that would come later, after Netscape’s unhappy browser war with Internet Explorer: . . we were out to change the world. And we did that. Without us, the change probably would have happened anyway .

Therefore, it is instructive to elaborate on the statistical analysis and interpretations provided in Mockus et al. (2002). The credibility of their analysis is bolstered by the extensive commercial software development experience of its authors and the intimate familiarity of second author Roy Fielding with Apache. 1 The WWW and the Apache Web Server 17:16 33 with project participants. We will focus on the results for the Apache project. (Another worthwhile study of the structure of open projects is by Holck and Jorgensen (2005), which compares the Mozilla and FreeBSD projects.

In: Free/Open Source Software Development, S. Koch (editor). Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA, 59–83. Zakon, R. (1993/2006). 2. org/robert/ internet/timeline/ . Accessed January 5, 2007. 2 The Browsers Browsers have played a critical role in the Internet’s incredibly rapid expansion. They represent the face of the Internet for most users and the key means for accessing its capabilities. Three open source browsers have been most prominent: Mosaic, Netscape Navigator, and Firefox. The proprietary Internet Explorer browser, which is based on Mosaic, coevolved and still dominates the market.

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