[ubuntu-florida] Fwd: UG News--Introducing beautifulcode.oreillynet.com

Christopher Rohde christopher.rohde at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 01:49:32 BST 2007

O'Reilly sent me this, anybody feel like writing a review of a book to
submit to slashdot? I can ask for review copies :)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
Date: Aug 8, 2007 8:30 PM
Subject: UG News--Introducing beautifulcode.oreillynet.com
To: christopher.rohde at gmail.com


Can you share the following news with your members? And we're still
looking for someone to submit a slashdot review. Let me know if you
need a copy.

Thanks for your help,


O'Reilly's created a brand new website devoted to the topics in our new
book "Beautiful Code" at http://beautifulcode.oreillynet.com.

We give you the opportunity to discuss the book's projects and to
contribute information about other projects that illustrate coding

The lead programmer for the Beautiful Code website is Michael Feathers,
a popular author and expert in Agile Programming who contributed the
chapter "Framework for Integrated Test: Beauty through Fragility."

In a recent post, Feathers writes: "When I was a younger programmer, I
felt guilty about being a neat-freak. It was a selective obsession.
There I was, sitting in my office with stacks of papers and books
covering every available space, but I was oblivious to it. As long as my
code looked great, I could shut out the chaos around me: the towering
stacks of dead tree that could've toppled and crushed me if I had

Feathers continues, "I don't know why I felt bad about being that way,
but in retrospect, I think that I felt that I was wasting time caring
about neatness in code. It took me a couple of years to figure out that
the ergonomics of code matter, and that the time you spend decluttering
your code can declutter your thoughts as well."

Got a site that fits the spirit of Beautiful Code? Then send us a link
so we can blog about it:

For more information on "Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain
How They Think" Edited by Andy Oram, Greg Wilson, go to:

Don't forget that as a UG member you get 35% off from O'Reilly, No
Starch, Paraglyph, PC Publishing, Pragmatic Bookshelf, Rocky Nook,
SitePoint, or YoungJin books you purchase directly from O'Reilly.

Just use code DSUG when ordering online or by phone 800-998-9938.

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