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Crime Scene: why the title?

 
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Hi Adam,

What made you give the title "Your Code As a Crime Scene". Sounds very interesting to me.
 
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Adam answered this in the FAQ at amazon:

How did you come up with the metaphor of the source code being a crime scene?



Well, I was in the middle of my psychology studies when I joined a course in forensics. At the same time, I was working full-time as a software developer fighting some scary large-scale legacy systems on a regular basis. The main challenge there is always to know which parts of the codebase really matter.

Which parts of the code become productivity bottlenecks? Which parts are hard to maintain? Where will the bugs be?

As I got into forensics, I realized that crime investigators face similar open-ended, large-scale problems that we do. And modern forensic psychologists attack these problems with methods useful to us software developers too. I decided to explore this connection and find out how we can apply it to code

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Even I was about to ask the same question. The title looks pretty un-conventional for a tech book!
 
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Joachim Rohde wrote:Adam answered this in the FAQ at amazon:

How did you come up with the metaphor of the source code being a crime scene?



Well, I was in the middle of my psychology studies when I joined a course in forensics. At the same time, I was working full-time as a software developer fighting some scary large-scale legacy systems on a regular basis. The main challenge there is always to know which parts of the codebase really matter.

Which parts of the code become productivity bottlenecks? Which parts are hard to maintain? Where will the bugs be?

As I got into forensics, I realized that crime investigators face similar open-ended, large-scale problems that we do. And modern forensic psychologists attack these problems with methods useful to us software developers too. I decided to explore this connection and find out how we can apply it to code

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Thank you Joachim Rohde for informing me about this. I always wondered about how amazingly everything is connected to one another and I really liked the way Adam correlated two different fields into one concept.

Looking forward to read the book.
 
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