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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

Authored by Kerry Nietz
Edition: 2

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

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