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Code Complete 2 presentation by Steve McConnel

In January, there was a discussion in JoS about Steve's upcoming Code Complete 2.

If you are interested in Steve McConnell and "Code Complete 2" and live in the Puget Sound (Seattle) area, you are welcome to attend Steve's presentation this Monday, March 8th. I believe that this will be Steve's first presentation anywhere on Code Complete 2 materials.

More information at http://www.wsa.org/events/event.asp?EventID=376 or ping me at mikem at jetsoft dot com for more info.

Event is free for WSA members and NWCPP members, $15 for others. You can become an NWCPP member for free beforehand if you wanna avoid the charge.

BTW, Joel, instead of starting a new thread like this, I originally added this message to the old thread  http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=103684 but to my surprise the thread was not resurrected as a recent topic. Curious. Hence the new thread on an old topic.

Jetguy
Wednesday, March 03, 2004

I'm still waiting for his book on managing/estimating schedules.  But ... it's way behind schedule.

The real Entrepreneur
Wednesday, March 03, 2004

> BTW, Joel, instead of starting a new thread like this, I
> originally added this message to the old thread 
> http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?> cmd=show&ixPost=103684 but to my surprise the thread > was not resurrected as a recent topic. Curious. Hence
> the new thread on an old topic.

The technology of this forum is a disgrace!

.
Thursday, March 04, 2004

Maybe it has occured to you that this forum never bumps threads. They appear in order of the original creation. That's a design decision.

I tried to follow this approach on a forum I run because I hoped it would promote the creation of (new) on-topic threads, but it got people confused instantly.

Gertjan
Thursday, March 04, 2004

Jetguy, are you spamming this forum?

Li-fan Chen
Thursday, March 04, 2004

'The technology of this forum is a disgrace!'

Ahh, the technology may be a disgrace, but then you don't understand that technology should serve a purpose (which it does very well here), and not just be advanced or cool or feature-filled for its own sake.

Jordan Lev
Thursday, March 04, 2004

>> Jetguy, are you spamming this forum?

Gosh, I didn't think I was spamming this forum. Steve McConnell has been discussed in this forum several times, all I did was let you know of a free meeting where they can hear him speak on a topic of interest to me and other typical JoS readers.

I don't make any money out of it (I'm a volunteer with the WSA when I'm not writing code). Steve doesn't make any money out of it (he's speaking for free). The WSA is a nonprofit organization promoting the state's software business, and they don't make any money either.

Sheesh, it's not like I tried to sell you penis enlargment pills or something.

Jetguy
Thursday, March 04, 2004

Does anyone know if Code Complete 2 is going to be a revision or new material altogether from the original Code Complete?

just sooper
Thursday, March 04, 2004

It's a revision

Some of it is on-line at

http://www.stevemcconnell.com

Hurry - it's disappearing fast

adfklsj
Thursday, March 04, 2004

I guess I can skip buying the OG code complete and just wait till june to buy CC2 then.  I would love to get my hands on the first 9 chapters if anyone happened to download them before they closed.

Please feel free to email me.

just sooper
Thursday, March 04, 2004

> Ahh, the technology may be a disgrace, but then you
> don't understand that technology should serve a
> purpose (which it does very well here), and not just be
> advanced or cool or feature-filled for its own sake.

I repeat: The technology of this forum is a disgrace. Searches do not return proper results. If you want to post to an old thread and revive it, noone will ever see it since it drops off the website after a while. You have to post a new thread to get it going again for which you usually get a remark saying "This has been discussed before.. blah blah.." which results in a first paragraph explaining you did the search, but either can't find anything or it is too old...

As you can see, the technology in here is half-baked (which I think it Joel's own term). You don't need fancy pants technology to fix what I described above. Of course this forum doesn't generate cash and therefore is not on the priority list. But I had to say it since so many people seem to be using it.

.
Thursday, March 04, 2004

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