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Confessions of an IT Manager, The Phrenetic Phoughts of Phil Factor

By Phil Factor,

Simple-Talk Series

Phil FactorConfessions of an IT Manager by Phil Factor
(1st Edition, December 2006)

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"Whilst steering the Simple-Talk.com website, I was on the look out for an experienced IT professional who could add tone and dignity to the site by making weighty pronouncements about industry trends, and provide thoughtful comments on events of interest to those working with SQL and .NET. Instead I found Phil Factor… " – Tony Davis (Ed.)

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Editorial Review

The software industry is, just occasionally, more absurd than one would dare to imagine. Having spent most of his working life in its clutches, Phil Factor has pretty much "seen it all" and what's more, here, in his “Confessions of an IT Manager”, he's prepared to tell what he knows. From IT projects that have trampled all over the guiding principles of successful development, to tips on training your manager to the required standard, each of Phil's tales is shot through with a wild seam of anarchic humour. And yet, in each case, the humor is just a sugar coating for a pill of sage advice, wrought from years of rough-and-tumble in the IT industry.

In his more reflective moments, he gives vent to his inner poet, penning romantic elegies to the SQL Server index, or quietly condemning recruitment agencies to Dante's inferno for crimes against innocent contractors. This book is an edited selection of some of Phil's finest writings for the Simple-Talk.com website. If you like what you read, visit the website for more.

About the Author

PHIL FACTOR (real name withheld to protect the guilty), has 35 years of experience in the IT industry, specializing in database-intensive applications. Despite having once been shouted at by a furious Bill Gates at an exhibition in the early 1980s, he has remained resolutely anonymous throughout his career.


Book Details

Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: Simple Talk Books

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