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Friday, 14 November 2008

Welcome to Lisasoft - and Nearest Book

I just picked up on this Nearest Book meme over on Sean Gillies blog; this was really good timing as my freight from Canada arrived today at LISAsoft  HQ. I actually arrived at LISAsoft last week but have been on the road at a series of GITA workshops as seen on Zac's recent post.

So with out further ado:
A five point priority scale also works well.
Luke Hohmann, Beyond Software Architecture  . The phrase is part of a sidebar on "Bug Severities, Priorities, and Normalization".

I keep this book close to act as my conscience as a software professional; it contains all the advice and perspective I lose when I get excited and close to the raw code. Which is not to say it is perfect; this phrase is part of a chapter called the Difference between Marketecture and Tarchitecture :-)

If you would like to play along:

  1. grab the nearest book
  2. open to page 56
  3. Find the fifth sentence
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your yournel along with these instructions
  5. Do not dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

Whew - it is a good thing this was about books; the closest thing I have unpacked is the Family Guy in geek friendly UMD format.
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