My e-book (PDF) “Enterprise Software Without the BS ” is available for free download.
What “s this book about?
I was always interested in observing human relations in the IT business:
Why some people are more successful than others.
In which ways are some people a little “better rdquo; than others?
Why people fail job interviews?
Will IT outsourcing hurt your career?
What “s a reasonable salary for a person with YOUR skills?
Are there underpaid or overpaid people?
How often should you change employers?
Do you even want to have an employer or would you rather work as an IT contractor?
Do you want your child to be a programmer?
How to publish your book?
Me coming to America.
What “s one of the main motivations of innovations in the corporate world?
Prior to this one, I “ve written technical books, which did not make me richer financially, but definitely served my IT career. I do not expect that the book you are about to read will be become New York Times bestseller (actually, I lie ndash; I do expect this otherwise why even bother?). This e-book gives you somewhat different perspective of the day to day life of enterprise software developers.
Since this is an electronic book and is not available in a printed edition, I have the luxury of updating it with new materials in the future. If you have an interesting story of how you became an IT person, please get in touch with me.
This e-book won “t give you the answers to all your career questions, but it summarizes my observations formed during my 25+ years of wearing different hats in the Enterprise IT. The odds are that you will not agree with some of my observations, or find some of them cynical or even insulting. But this is how I see things today, in 2008, in the greater New York metropolitan area.
You can download this e-book at this URL.
I ‘d really appreciate your comments.
Great book! Congratulations and many happy returns.
I just read your e-book page to page. I can honestly say it ‘s some of he best material I have read in a while. I think you should consider publishing it. What ‘s makes it great is that it is indeed very politically incorrect and states things that should have been long
stated loud and clear…
Cheers to you,
Reza Rahman, book author
I just read your new e-book last night. Great work! Although you are a few light-years ahead of me in terms of certifications, that you had to say was very helpful and touched on many experiences that I had.
Editor note: “Use Case 6 “. It is tradition that the engagement ring should be equal to 3 months salary, so $15,000 and a salary of $60,000 is right on the nose. Personally, I had to take out a loan for mine, and that is not uncommon. But this tradition seems to be falling out of favor these days since so many young people have bad credit and cannot get a loan.
At the end you quoted “When I ‘m 64 “. I just laughed. That song has been stuck in my head all week long. What a coincidence.
Good luck in your endeavors.
Ryan Powers, Bulldog Software, Inc.
I came across your book ESnoBS earlier today, and enjoyed it so much that I was compelled to finish it. I just wanted to compliment you on a fantastic read. The stories were down to earth and relevant to almost comedic proportions.
I “m an relatively young consultant working in the SOA Enterprise Development realm with a background in Java and Flex. Your observations have really shaped my perspective and added another level to my view of the industry. Every section of ESnoBS was just teeming with accuracy and relevance. I want to thank you for writing and offering this book for free.
I “ll be keeping an eye on your articles in the future. Thanks again and keep up the great work!