I am re-reading “The Mythical Man Month” by Brooks.
The last time I read this was 1984 and I was 17 years old and had been developing software for about six years by then (and of course thought I knew it all).
It is one of those rare books about technology and software projects that is still highly relevant.
What I find interesting is my perspective on the book has shifted since I first read it.
I have gained a lot of experience in the intervening 30 years and I am looking on the examples given in the book not just from the perspective of a software developer but also a software developer that was influenced by the book 30 years ago and how my attitudes towards the book have changed.
Just got done re-reading “The Mythical Man Month” by Brooks.
In the intervening 30 years since I originally read the book, my conclusion now is that Brooks was overly-optimistic.