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About the author:
Kerry Nietz is a refugee of the software industry. He spent more than
a decade of his life flipping bits-first as one of the principal developers
of the database product FoxPro for the now mythical Fox Software, and
then as one of Bill Gates's minions at Microsoft. He is a husband, a father,
a technophile, and a movie buff. He can be reached at his website
Behind the Scenes at Fox Software
Much has been written about the battles that rage between software companies over market share. FoxTales is the story of one such battle, told from the perspective of a foot soldier. My perspective.
When I started with Fox Software, it was a company of barely thirty people. It shared space in a small bank building on the edge of Ohio's farm country. It was a quaint, family run business, and its product, FoxBASE+, was a niche player.
The next four years brought many surprises: lawsuits, buyouts, off-the-wall management, and even a flying book or two. Things no college course could prepare you for.
And to think, I could've been a farmer.
** This revised tenth anniversary edition contains a new foreword by Microsoft Software Engineer David Heindel and an additional note from the author **
- Publication Date:
- 0983965544 / 9780983965541
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Scientists / General