Brownfield Application Development in .NET

Suppose it would have been more appropriate to make today’s announcement yesterday but c’est la vie, que sera sera, ou est la biblioteque and all that.

I’m wbaley_cover150riting a book with Donald Belcham on practices and techniques that can be used on brownfield applications. The official site is at www.manning.com/baley where you can order the first four  chapters (which makes it sound like we’ve written more). Chapter 1 is free and as a preview of it, the last sentence is: “The one thing about brownfield development that will double your rate as a consultant, repair your failed side career as a bass guitarist, increase your “performance”, and make you a babe and/or dude magnet is….”.

Couple of trivia tidbits:

  • The guy on the cover was our third choice. First two were the Marquis de Sade and a hooded executioner, both of which we felt would have been more suitable for the topic. We settled on this one primarily because of the whiskey jug.
  • The TLA in the title is not an accident

There is a forum available for reporting errors, omissions, and criticism (constructive, reconstructive, destructive, instructive, or otherwise-structive).

So there it is, folks. The first Igloo/Hillbilly collaboration.

Kyle the Brownfielded

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  • Kyle Baley

    @Sid: Oh yeah, that reminds me. A sense of irony is required as well.

  • Sid

    -Yes, but then the secret will be out and people would realize that all it takes to be a stellar, irritatingly -handsome developer is to become a Canadian. And the country isn’t ready for that kind of influx.

    Get a life, and a mirror!!

  • http://www.alvinashcraft.com/ Alvin Ashcraft

    Looks like an excellent idea for a book. I’ll have to go check out the initial chapters. Here’s an idea for a subtitle to the book: “Who the f*@# wrote this code??!!?”

  • Kyle Baley

    @Ben:

    Yes, but then the secret will be out and people would realize that all it takes to be a stellar, irritatingly handsome developer is to become a Canadian. And the country isn’t ready for that kind of influx.

  • http://www.flux88.com Ben Scheirman

    Excellent! I knew you guys were writing for Manning press b/c I saw your names on the author portal. But I didn’t know what the book was on.

    I think the title should be “.NET Development by Canucks” — much better

  • http://weblogs.asp.net/bsimser Bil Simser

    Awesome to hear the progress! Going to grab the first few chapters now and pirate it on my warez sites now.

  • Kyle Baley

    @Joe: Don’t know. But that’s exactly the kind of hard-hitting feedback we’re looking for. Head on over to the forum and post the question there.

  • Joe

    how long until manning runs out of those awful canterbury tales pictures?

  • Patrick

    Ha, you tricked me. I actually went looking for that sentence 😛

  • http://Bryan.ReynoldsLive.com Bryan Reynolds

    Brownfields, uhmmm can we change that name? LOL