|From:||Sara Peyton <reviews-AT-post.oreilly.com>|
|Subject:||Team Geek--New from O'Reilly Media|
|Date:||Mon, 9 Jul 2012 09:02:59 -0700|
If you would like to view this information in your browser, click here: http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zrs9g27e1p37uk26ggkb2dhe7bp... For Immediate Release For more information, CONTACT: Sara Peyton (707) 827-7118 email@example.com @oreillymedia Team Geek--New from O'Reilly Media A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others Sebastopol, CA--In an ideal world, software engineers who produce the best code are the most successful. But success actually depends on how you work with people to accomplish your goals and get your job done. Fortunately a timely new title from O'Reilly aims to remove the dysfunctional from the development process. Written by two highly respected software engineers--Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman--"Team Geek: A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others" (O'Reilly Media, $24.99 USD) covers basic patterns and anti-patterns for working with other people, teams, and users while trying to develop software. In fact the authors' entertaining book follows their wildly popular presentations--including "How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People"--which have attracted hundreds of thousands of followers. "Contrary to the popular myth of 'superhero' programmers, software engineering is actually a team sport, and in order to succeed you need to have great social skills in addition to technical ones," explains co author Collins-Sussman. "Our book is full of advice and anecdotes about how to collaborate effectively with other programmers on your team." Collins-Sussman continues: "What began as a series of humorous talks about dysfunctional development processes eventually turned into talks about protecting teams from jerks. Larger crowds gathered at our presentations in what can only be described as 'group therapy' for software developers." Indeed, by learning to collaborate and investing in the "soft skills" of software engineering, you can have a much greater impact. Writing software is a team sport, and with "Team Geek" your game is sure to improve. Advance Praise "The field has needed a book like this for a long time, and finally it has arrived." --Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google "...engineering is as much about people as it is science and technology, but most engineers put little or no effort into understanding how to work with others. If you want to be more effective and efficient at creating and innovating, then this book is for you." --Dean Kamen, Founder, DEKA Research "This delicious book speaks to your inner geek! Even if you do not consider yourself a geek, the advice is worth the time to read anyway." --Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Tweet This Check out Team Geek http://oreil.ly/OkesO2 via @oreillymedia For a review copy or more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your delivery address and contact information. About the Authors Brian Fitzpatrick leads Google's Data Liberation Front and Transparency Engineering teams and has previously led Google's Project Hosting and Google Affiliate Network teams. He cofounded Google's Chicago engineering office and serves as both thought leader and internal advisor for Google's open data efforts. Ben Collins-Sussman, one of the founding developers of the Subversion version control system, led Google's Project Hosting team, and now manages the engineering team for the Google Affiliate Network. He cofounded Google's engineering office in Chicago and ported Subversion to Google's Bigtable platform. Additional Resources For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zdhd9ld0v2qn019ga86mp27sn3g... For an interview with Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman, see: http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zvrd77uij7rbvo6sk60kbqdju1j... ### You are receiving this email because you are a public relations contact with O'Reilly Media. If you would like to stop receiving any and all press releases from O'Reilly, please email email@example.com. O'Reilly Media, Inc. 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (707) 827-7000
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