The Codeless Code
Publisher: thecodelesscode.com 2012
An illustrated collection of (sometimes violent) fables concerning the Art and Philosophy of software development, written in the spirit of Zen koans. (For three days and nights the Java master did not emerge from his cubicle. On the fourth day the monks of the temple sent a novice to inquire after him.)
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