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Re^2: Perl is dying

by thraxil (Prior)
on Jul 17, 2006 at 05:06 UTC ( #561664=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl is dying
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Rejecting "Code Complete" out of hand because it's published by Microsoft Press is incredibly close-minded. You would do well to reconsider.

I consider it to be one of the most significant programming books ever written and I'm a card-carrying Free Software Zealot (been using GNU/Linux as my only OS since 1999) with no particular love for Microsoft. I know there are plenty of far better programmers than I who would agree.


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Re^3: Perl is dying (OT now)
by spiritway (Vicar) on Jul 17, 2006 at 05:18 UTC

    I don't reject "Code Complete" out of hand. I bought and read it. I reject it because I read it from cover to cover, and found that its advice was either little more than common sense, or ideas that were too awkward to put into practice.

    In my opinion, Microsoft software is of poor quality. I can only conclude that they have so little confidence in their own book that they don't practice what they preach - in which case, they're hypocrites; or, they *do* follow their own precepts, in which case, they don't work.

      In my opinion, Microsoft software is of poor quality. I can only conclude that they have so little confidence in their own book that they don't practice what they preach - in which case, they're hypocrites; or, they *do* follow their own precepts, in which case, they don't work.

      Or perhaps that Microsoft Press is a separate entity from Microsoft (albeit under the same Umbrella) and very little in the form of conclusions can be drawn from either?

      I'm not sure how Steve McConnell ended up on Microsoft's label but given the quality of Code Complete and Rapid Development it's not hard for me to imagine him landing a publishing deal with O'Reilly.

      -- Argel

      Update: Fixed typos

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