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The Minimum You Need to Know About the Phallus of AGILE

At long last it is finally out!

“A journey through IT history explaining why SDLC Waterfall Model is Software Engineering and AGILE will never be.”

As distribution updates trickle out to other retailers you should see it at Barnes & Nobles, BAM and most other online book sellers.

As of right now, these are the places Google finds it:

eBay (not me)




Yeah, it kills me that IngramSpark no longer allows authors to block Amazon when you use their distribution. That was the only reason I went with IngramSpark all of those years ago. It was a real shock to find out about it by trying to set up a new title with them. No warning/notification what-so-ever. They just switched this on us years ago.

Now I can finish up with the Diamond text editor and get back to getting the Emacs book out the door (it is ready for editing) then return to my Gnu COBOL book.

Roland Hughes started his IT career in the early 1980s. He quickly became a consultant and president of Logikal Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS application and C++/Qt touchscreen/embedded Linux development. Early in his career he became involved in what is now called cross platform development. Given the dearth of useful books on the subject he ventured into the world of professional author in 1995 writing the first of the "Zinc It!" book series for John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc.

A decade later he released a massive (nearly 800 pages) tome "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" which tried to encapsulate the essential skills gained over what was nearly a 20 year career at that point. From there "The Minimum You Need to Know" book series was born.

Three years later he wrote his first novel "Infinite Exposure" which got much notice from people involved in the banking and financial security worlds. Some of the attacks predicted in that book have since come to pass. While it was not originally intended to be a trilogy, it became the first book of "The Earth That Was" trilogy:
Infinite Exposure
Lesedi - The Greatest Lie Ever Told
John Smith - Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars

When he is not consulting Roland Hughes posts about technology and sometimes politics on his blog. He also has regularly scheduled Sunday posts appearing on the Interesting Authors blog.