"Dreaming in Code"

alexelder at gmail.com alexelder at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 10:49:04 CEST 2008

On Apr 23, 6:12 am, Paul McGuire <pt... at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Haven't seen anyone mention this book, it is a "Soul of a New Machine"-
> style record of the Chandler project.  Since Chandler uses Python and
> Twisted, and employed a few Python celebs, I thought folks on this
> list might have already read the hardcover version.  I just picked up
> the paperback at B&N yesterday, finished it this evening.  It's a
> decent read, describing a software project in laymen's terms (like
> there are laymen out there who care about that sort of thing!).
> The paperback version adds a chapter including events that transpired
> after the hardcover publication date, current up to about October,
> '07, so that's a nice touch.
> I'm going to ask my wife to read it so she might learn what I do for a
> living.
> -- Paul

Hi, Paul.

This book was actually the book which got me into Python! At the time
of reading I was in my second year of University, utterly snowed under
with Java and C related assignments/personal projects, however, I
found time to read this book; I'm /so/ glad I did. I actually heard of
the book from an article written by Joel 'Joel on Software', Spolsky.
(you can find it here: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/01/02.html).
It's an interesting read and poses a nice insight into how software
projects evolve over time.


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