Post tagged: Reviews

1/3 of Jolt Finalists Available In Kindle Edition

There were next-to-zero technical books available for the Kindle shortly after its launch. I was delighted to discover 4 of the 12 books that were finalists for Jolt Awards this year are now available in Kindle form:

  • Geekonomics
  • Outside In Software Development
  • WPF Unleashed
  • xUnit Test Patterns

Book Design

Charles Petzold and Jeff Atwood have gotten in a bit of a kerfluffle that, I think, is an unfortunate example of how online writing can escalate and over-dramatize disagreements between even two talented writers. I'm sure that Atwood appreciates Petzold's work and I'm sure that Petzold appreciates constructive criticism. I'm …

2007 Jolts Awards

The Jolt Awards were announced last night. The list of winners is below. We had some particularly competitive categories this year (in Technical Books, I advise you to simply fill your shopping cart with the finalists). Most delightful, this was a year where there was some real innovation, which I'll …

iPower, my pwned host, boasts of being "Hacker safe"

I wasn't going to name names, because I do not know the vulnerability which allowed a rootkit to be installed on my system. I may well have been the source of whatever vulnerability by which the system was compromised.

But this "Hacker Safe" blaze front and center on the iPower …

Jolt Book Finalists: Incredibly Strong

Normally, I don't have a lot of problems making decisions like this, but I've changed my mind 3 times about which book will get my top vote in this year's Jolt Awards for Technical Books. This is a very, very good set of books:

Books (Technical)

Code Quality (Addison-Wesley) by …

Peter Coffee Leaves eWeek for Salesforce

Peter Coffee, who's been providing some of the most insightful, technically-based discussions of the IT and software industries for 18 years, has left eWeekto become Director of Platform Research at This is a significant loss to the field (although I am sure a great benefit to …