by Michael Cusumano, Richard Selby
Microsoft Secrets is about software development -- it's not about the Microsoft story or Microsoft personalities, except when these things affect the development model. The book contains hundreds of pages of amazing detail about the internal structures and processes that have allowed the company to dominate the software industry; it's definitely pretty boring in places. Still, I would recommend Microsoft Secrets to people interested in the design and implementation of large software -- this is one of the few good software engineering books out there.
copyright © 1999 John Regehr