By Peter Seibel
Peter Seibel interviews 15 of the main attention-grabbing desktop programmers alive at the present time in Coders at Work, supplying a companion quantity to Apress’s hugely acclaimed best-seller Founders at Work via Jessica Livingston. because the phrases “at work” recommend, Peter Seibel makes a speciality of how his interviewees take on the daily paintings of programming, whereas revealing even more, like how they grew to become nice programmers, how they realize programming expertise in others, and what varieties of difficulties they locate such a lot interesting.
Hundreds of individuals have advised names of programmers to interview at the Coders at Work site: www.codersatwork.com. the whole record was once 284 names. Having digested everyone’s suggestions, we chosen 15 parents who’ve been sort adequate to comply with be interviewed:
* Frances Allen: Pioneer in optimizing compilers, first girl to win the Turing Award (2006) and primary lady IBM fellow
* Joe Armstrong: Inventor of Erlang
* Joshua Bloch: writer of the Java collections framework, now at Google
* Bernie Cosell: one of many major software program men at the back of the unique ARPANET IMPs and a grasp debugger
* L. Peter Deutsch: writer of Ghostscript, implementer of Smalltalk-80 at Xerox PARC and Lisp 1.5 on PDP-1
* Brad Fitzpatrick: author of LiveJournal, OpenID, memcached, and Perlbal
* Dan Ingalls: Smalltalk implementor and clothier
* Simon Peyton Jones: Coinventor of Haskell and lead clothier of Glasgow Haskell Compiler
* Donald Knuth: writer of The artwork of computing device Programming and author of TeX
* Peter Norvig: Director of study at Google and writer of the normal textual content on AI
* man Steele: Coinventor of Scheme and a part of the typical Lisp Gang of 5, at the moment engaged on citadel
* Ken Thompson: Inventor of UNIX
* Jamie Zawinski: writer of XEmacs and early Netscape/Mozilla hacker
<h3>What you’ll learn</h3>How the easiest programmers on this planet do their jobs! <h3>Who this booklet is for</h3>
Programmers attracted to the perspective of leaders within the box. Programmers searching for techniques that paintings for a few of these amazing programmers.
<h3>Table of Contents</h3><ol> * Jamie Zawinski
* Brad Fitzpatrick
* Douglas Crockford
* Brendan Eich
* Joshua Bloch
* Joe Armstrong
* Simon Peyton Jones
* Peter Norvig
* man Steele
* Dan Ingalls
* L Peter Deutsch
* Ken Thompson
* Fran Allen
* Bernie Cosell
* Donald Knuth
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