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Books by Michael Jackson

Looking to shore up on some software development knowledge.

have any one read the following software books by Michael Jackson?

Problem Frames

Software Requirements & Specifications

how about his other older books?

Thanks in advance

new one
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Easily the greatest straight line in the history of JoS. I suspect we'll see a *lot* of deleted posts on this one.

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Michael Jackson?

Never heard of him.

My Cousin Vinniwashtharam
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

I read a Thriller by him once....

Tapiwa
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Yeah, you can Beat It...

sgf
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

s/can/can't/

sgf
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

aha, the topic to discuss what software is used in the court room to rule on child abuse


Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Just got an email about how lame I was, possibly in response to my post above. It was from MJ@neverland.com

While I would like to apologise for my post, I just think some folk here should cheer up a little.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books&field-author=Jackson%2C%20Michael/102-8934936-8717747
here are some books by Michael Jackson on amazon. You might have to sift through all the beer/scotch guides to get the stuff you want but hey, you will have fun doing it.

Have I read any of them?? See above post. I think that the OP could have better worded his post....  Not sure whether he/she is looking for a list of books by the author above, or whether she/he is looking for opinions on the books listed.

And should MJ have issues with me, might I suggest at least using a real email address. Why hide behind eAnonymity.
(reaches for baseball bat and pump action .... )

Tapiwa
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

"Michael Jackson" is a legitimate author. It can be proved by checking his books on Amazon. You guys are just too lazy!

1. Problem Frames: Analyzing and Structuring Software Development Problems
2. Software Requirements and Specifications

Richard Sunarto Yu
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

I have both books.  I think you are better off reading Software Requirements and Specifications first, because it lays out the basic concepts.

It's like a dictionary of software development terms and his intepretation of them.  I enjoyed reading it a great deal.  I've started the Problem Frames book, and found it useful as well.  It's not intended to address any specific language issues, but more on how to approach problem solving in general.

Patterns Guy
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Tapiwa,

Don't get mad! Don't worry, be happy! And remember, only you can prevent forest fires!

MJ
Wednesday, April 28, 2004


The Art of Performing Anal Transformation on teenagers - Michael Jackson

Snacky
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Anyone read "Design .NetEE Design Patterns" by Clint Eastwood?

Bad Mojo
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

I thought Michael Jackson just wrote about beer.

http://www.beerhunter.com/publications.html

RH
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

I thought "Software Requirements & Specifications" was brilliant,  but found "Problem Frames" really hard going - maybe because the former is structured as a series of essays, and is easy to dip into. The author has a website with some papers you can download at:

http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/jacksonma/

as
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

You youngsters; did nobody here ever use Jackson Structured Programming? (that was before we had things like UML and Object Orientation).

David Clayworth
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Wasn't Michael Jackson the subject of the latest South Park episode "The Jeffersons"? There was no book involved in there.

Moo moo
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

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