Showstopper

Showstopper

. . . Gripping” (Fortune Magazine). Showstopper is the dramatic, inside story of the creation of Windows NT, told by Wall Street Journal reporter G. Pascal Zachary.

Author: G. Pascal Zachary

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480494848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

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This “inside account captures the energy—and the madness—of the software giant’s race to develop a critical new program. . . . Gripping” (Fortune Magazine). Showstopper is the dramatic, inside story of the creation of Windows NT, told by Wall Street Journal reporter G. Pascal Zachary. Driven by the legendary David Cutler, a picked band of software engineers sacrifices almost everything in their lives to build a new, stable, operating system aimed at giving Microsoft a platform for growth through the next decade of development in the computing business. Comparable in many ways to the Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder, Showstopper gets deep inside the process of software development, the lives and motivations of coders and the pressure to succeed coupled with the drive for originality and perfection that can pull a diverse team together to create a program consisting of many hundreds of thousands of lines of code.
Categories: Business & Economics

Showstopper the Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft

Showstopper  the Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft

Showstopper! is the dramatic, inside story of the creation of Windows NT, told by Wall Street Journal reporter G. Pascal Zachary.

Author: Pascal G. Zachary

Publisher: E-Rights/E-Reads Limited

ISBN: 0759285780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

View: 216

Showstopper! is the dramatic, inside story of the creation of Windows NT, told by Wall Street Journal reporter G. Pascal Zachary. Driven by the legendary Bruce Cutler, a picked band of software engineers sacrifices almost everything in their lives to build a new, stable, operating system aimed at giving Microsoft a platform for growth through the next decade of development in the computing business. Comparable in many ways to the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder, Showstopper! gets deep inside the process of software development, the lives and motivations of coders and the pressure to succeed coupled with the drive for originality and perfection that can pull a diverse team together to create a program consisting of many hundreds of thousands of lines of code.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Show stopper

Show stopper

Author: G. Pascal Zachary

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:719167112

Category: Computer software

Page: 312

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Categories: Computer software

How Open Source Ate Software

How Open Source Ate Software

Cutler's push to develop this new operating system is well-chronicled in G. Pascal Zachary's Show Stopper!: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft (Free Press, 1994) in which the author describes ...

Author: Gordon Haff

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484238943

Category: Computers

Page: 180

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Learn how free software became open source and how you can sell open source software. This book provides a historical context of how open source has thoroughly transformed how we write software, how we cooperate, how we communicate, how we organize, and, ultimately, how we think about business values. You’ll look at project and community examples including Linux, BSD, Apache, and Kubernetes, understand the open source development model, and how open source has influenced approaches more broadly, even proprietary software, such as open betas. You'll also examine the flipside, the "Second Machine Age," and the challenges of open source-based business models. Today, open source serves as shorthand for much broader trends and behaviors. It’s not just about a free (in all senses of the word) alternative to commercial software. It increasingly is the new commercial software. How Open Source Ate Software reveals how open source has much in common, and is often closely allied, with many other trends in business and society. You'll see how it enables projects that go beyond any individual company. That makes open source not just a story about software, but a story about almost everything. What You'll Learn Understand open source opportunities and challenges Sell software if you’re giving it away Apply open source principles more broadly to openorg, devops, etc. Review which organizational incentives you can implement Who This Book Is For Anyone who has an interest in what is happening in open source and the open source community, and anyone who is contemplating making a business that involves open source.
Categories: Computers

Microsoft 2 0

Microsoft 2 0

Show Stopper! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft G. Pascal Zachary Free Press (June 1, 1994-) Show Stopper! is a vivid account of thecreation of Microsoft Windows NT, perhaps the most complex ...

Author: Mary Jo Foley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470384169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

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Does Bill Gates?s retirement consign Microsoft to the corporate retirement home as well? Mary Jo Foley doesn?t think so. Her 25 years of Microsoft-watching provides a unique vantage point from which to speculate on how Microsoft might write its next chapter. Identifying signposts and interpreting clues she knows well, Foley offers a thought-provoking view of the software giant?s post-Gates future. Don?t be surprised to be surprised.
Categories: Business & Economics

Inventing the Electronic Century

Inventing the Electronic Century

168-170 . 51. G. Pascal Zachary , Show - Stopper ! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft , Free Press , New York , 1994 , pp . 28-35 . 52. Quotation is from Zachary , Show - Stopper , p . 279 . 53.

Author: Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674018052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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In this chronicle of the trailblazing high-technology companies and products that laid the foundation for the Electronic Century, Chandler shows precisely where, when, how and by whom technical knowledge was initially commercialised.
Categories: Business & Economics

Microsoft Secrets

Microsoft Secrets

How the World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People Michael A. Cusumano, ... Show-Stopper: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft (New York, ...

Author: Michael A. Cusumano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684855318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 198

The authors reveal Microsoft's product development, marketing, and organizational strategies
Categories: Business & Economics

Bill Gates Speaks

Bill Gates Speaks

Bill Gates , Column , New York Times Syndicate , December 20 , 1995 . The Computer Wars 1. G. Pascal Zachary , Show Stopper ! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft ( New York : The Free Press ...

Author: Janet Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471293539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 567

"Our slogan from the very beginning was 'a computer on every desk and in every home.'" "For me to become gun-shy might require surgery." An icon more powerful than anything on a Windows screen, Bill Gates today stands atop his fabled Microsoft fortress staring down competitors' threats and injunctions from an annoyed U.S. Justice Department. The kind of success Gates has created rarely escapes criticism. And Bill is getting more than his share. The story of how this Harvard dropout created the operating system that would become the worldwide standard for millions of computers is legendary. And equally legendary has been the take-no-prisoners tactics of his corporate colossus, Microsoft. We've witnessed Gates's transformation from a geeky wunderkind into a business titan. Whether admired or detested, glorified or vilified, Gates is a household name and a worldwide curiosity. Bill Gates Speaks discloses what Bill Gates has to say on everything from financing a start-up to running a conglomerate, developing technology to raising a family, and growing his business to expanding his personal wealth. Drawing on quotes culled from speeches, articles, essays, newscasts, and interviews, this unique book weaves all of this information into a compelling and easy-to-read biography. Here is just a sample of what you'll find inside: * "My parents weren't all that excited about their son announcing he was dropping out of a fine university to start a business in something almost nobody had heard of called 'microcomputers.'" * "I think business is very simple. Profit. Loss. Take the sales, subtract the costs, you get this big positive number. The math is quite straightforward." * "I envy people who thrive on three or four hours of sleep a night. They have so much more time to work, learn, and play." * "We never waste a lot of time talking about what we're doing well. It just isn't our culture. Every meeting is about 'Sure, we won in seven of the categories, but what about that eighth category?'" * "The PC industry is the model industry in the entire economy. The rate of innovation, the openness-all of these things are just fantastic. And Microsoft's role in creating this has been absolutely fundamental." The world listens when Bill gates speaks "I'm not competent to judge his technical ability, but I regard his business savvy as extraordinary. If Bill had started a hot dog stand, he would have become the hot dog king of the world." -Warren Buffett "It is still possible to be a Vanderbilt, an Astor, a Rockefeller. You can still do that, you can be Bill Gates." -David Geffen "Everybody is waiting for this guy to slip. He hasn't slipped, and there's very little chance that he will. Everything that he keeps his hands in will work, and he will win." -Alan Kerr, Ogilvy & Mather "Love him or hate him, but you can't ignore him." -Fortune
Categories: Business & Economics

A Bibliography of the Personal Computer electronic Resource the Books and Periodical Articles

A Bibliography of the Personal Computer  electronic Resource    the Books and Periodical Articles

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. Woog, Adam. Bill Gates. San Diego: Lucent Books, 1999. Zachary, G. Pascal. Show-Stopper! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft. New York: Free Press, 1994.

Author: Roy A. Allan

Publisher: Allan Publishing

ISBN: 9780968910856

Category: Microcomputers

Page: 83

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This eBook bibliography on the history of the personal computer and the industry contains over 280 book notations and over 250 periodical notations. It also contains a reprint of an article by the author entitled "What Was the First Personal Computer?"
Categories: Microcomputers

A New History of Modern Computing

A New History of Modern Computing

G. Pascal Zachary , Show Stopper ! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft ( New York : Free Press , 1994 ) , chap . 1 . 36. Raymond Ga Coté and Barry Nance , “ Pentium PCs : Power to Burn , " Byte ...

Author: Thomas Haigh

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262366472

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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How the computer became universal. Over the past fifty years, the computer has been transformed from a hulking scientific supertool and data processing workhorse, remote from the experiences of ordinary people, to a diverse family of devices that billions rely on to play games, shop, stream music and movies, communicate, and count their steps. In A New History of Modern Computing, Thomas Haigh and Paul Ceruzzi trace these changes. A comprehensive reimagining of Ceruzzi's A History of Modern Computing, this new volume uses each chapter to recount one such transformation, describing how a particular community of users and producers remade the computer into something new. Haigh and Ceruzzi ground their accounts of these computing revolutions in the longer and deeper history of computing technology. They begin with the story of the 1945 ENIAC computer, which introduced the vocabulary of "programs" and "programming," and proceed through email, pocket calculators, personal computers, the World Wide Web, videogames, smart phones, and our current world of computers everywhere--in phones, cars, appliances, watches, and more. Finally, they consider the Tesla Model S as an object that simultaneously embodies many strands of computing.
Categories: Technology & Engineering