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This week, we're delighted to have Peter Seibel helping to answer questions about the new book Coders at Work.

The promotion starts Tuesday, October 20th 2009 and will end on Friday, October 23rd 2009.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Apress.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.
 
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Peter,

I'd like to welcome you to the forum.

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Welcome to JavaRanch, Peter Seibel
 
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Hi folks, I'm looking forward to it.
 
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Thanks very much for participating here. This must be a really great book. It’s a very good idea.
I saw the list of interviewed! Wow. I can’t wait to read the book!!!
I always liked to read about important persons, and it’s much better when it’s related with your job. =)
 
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Welcome Peter .
 
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Hi Peter,

By seeing the book name i can guess, this book should be helping us the do and don't in office..... I have few question about this book:

Did you covered how a developer can start growing in his technical space and how developer can handle politics in office ???

and finally how to control emotions with others?

Thank you
 
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Interesting Title.. Looking forward to read the book..
 
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Henry Wong wrote: . . . We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum . . .

Welcome to the Ranch ( ), and as Henry will tell you, they don't come much more random than me
 
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Peter, I'd like to welcome you to the forum.
 
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Welcome to the forum Peter Siebel! I've been hearing a lot of buzz in the news about your book. I sure would like to read it.

Count me in for the randomness!
 
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Mohammed Yousuff wrote:Hi Peter,

By seeing the book name i can guess, this book should be helping us the do and don't in office..... I have few question about this book:

Did you covered how a developer can start growing in his technical space and how developer can handle politics in office ???

and finally how to control emotions with others?

Thank you



Hi Mohammed, well, the book is a book of Q&A interviews--it's a little more indirect than "you should do this or don't do that". I certainly talked to my interviewees about how they got started and turned into the programmers they are today. There's probably somewhat less on office politics though we did talk about how to organize teams of developers.
 
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Hello Peter,

How did you determine who you would approach and was there anyone who said no? How did you determine how many interviews to include in the book? Could there be a possible followup? I'm sure you must have gotten a lot of "why didn't you interview ___?"

-Dario
 
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Welcome Peter!

I'm very interested in your book. My question is if any of the subjects you interviewed discussed their views on how best to advance a programming career, in particular the usefulness of certifications. I know certifications have been discussed in Java Ranch ad nauseum. I find myself excited to take certifications, because I will learn more about Java that I'm not experiencing in my projects. I am also pursuing a Masters Degree in IT, but I'm finding I'm not programming in any of the courses; I'm getting the theory and best practices knowledge there.

But what do the leaders say? Are certifications, higher education, and constant training workshops the key to success? I realize I'm in a field where learning is never ending, and I embrace it joyfully. I just want to make sure I'm choosing the best training paths to get me where I need to go.

Thanks!

Amanda
 
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Please read the first post.

This topic is for welcoming the author, not for asking questions. Posts in this topic are not eligible for the book promotion.
 
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Sorry Bear, but this is were the book promo email linked to - please indicate the correct thread to post to.

thanks,
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Start a new topic for your question.
 
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Hello, the interviewed people are most important in the IT world.
I hope to win your book
 
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I have read Founders @ Work. Found it interesting and resourceful. Being on the same lines I know what to expect from this book. It certainly is a one of its kind. There some notable exceptions in the list of authors. Wondering if it was a balancing act to attract a wider audience or that the coder wasn't available or his/her story wasn't motivational enough.

Hope it does well.

Good Luck,
Vinay.
 
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Hi Peter, Welcome to Javaranch forum :=)
 
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Welcome Peter!!

I have read about this book and it sounds fascinating to read about the developers who are not that famous as their managers are.

How come you had chosen only 15 coders in this vast coder world? My two favs are not in the list - David Bradley who created 'Control+Alt+Delete', a thing which even a common man knows and Joshua Schachter - who created Delicious

There are just many many guys there coding day and night...
I am desperately looking for your book and lets see if I can get that in India. BTW I won't mind even winning it here :P

Thanks for the book Peter. Hope now a trend comes and people start knowing the developers also..
Amen!!

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