Search Results: "Sideways Software"


BOOK REVIEW

SIDEWAYS by Rex Pickett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2004

"Skillful work about a friendship between two ultimately likable guys. But the movie will need zingers—the dialogue here is only adequate."
A fresh take on an evergreen: two men—one just divorced, one about to marry—spend a week together testing, then tying up, the bonds of their friendship. Read full book review >

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JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

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SWING SIDEWAYS by Nanci Turner Steveson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Too much telling, not enough truth. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An anxious girl makes a mysterious summer friendship in this middle-grade debut. Read full book review >

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FALLING SIDEWAYS by Thomas E.  Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A clever spoof about work and the relationships formed there."
A week in the life of a group of worker bees whose firm is becoming unhinged. Read full book review >

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THE SOFTWARE BOMB by Steven Womack
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 1993

"For fans and relatives only."
A wormer, not a hacker, has broken into the mainframe at the First Interstate Bank of Louisiana and planted a program that will wipe out all the bank's files unless a ransom of $5 million is paid. Read full book review >

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THE SOFTWARE SOCIETY by William Meisel
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"A useful analysis of developments in human-technology relationships, combining research and personal reflections."
An entrepreneur and voice-technology expert reflects on growing human-computer connections and the implications for cultural evolution, the economy and what it means to be human. Read full book review >

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100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"All of this and so many more exquisite details make this a breathtaking read. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A wickedly witty and offbeat novel involving (among many other things) best friends, first love, classroom behavior outrageous enough to bring about a teacher's aneurysm and a stunningly described shadow-puppet show. Read full book review >

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BLOWN SIDEWAYS THROUGH LIFE by Claudia Shear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 1995

"Maybe it's time to start looking for job number 67."
The curriculum vitae of an intelligent and self- indulgent misfit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING OVER SIDEWAYS by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Authentic, funny, dramatic, fantastic. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Claire's family is turned upside down, her friends—and enemies—become a surprising source of support. Read full book review >

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UP, DOWN, AND SIDEWAYS by Robert H. Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Assured and entertaining."
First-time novelist Patton continues his impressive debut with a droll send-up of Wall Street, as he follows the fortunes of 24- year-old whiz-kid Philip Halsey, who, having dropped out of college at the age of 20, has parlayed a relatively small stake into a major portfolio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Despite moments of personal distaste, Sorin's concise arguments stand as a model of reason."
In this massive philosophical treatise that crosses disciplines with verve and meticulous logic, politics, cognitive science, software engineering and more become threads in a complex examination of mental modeling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"An absorbing, easily understandable, and inspiring book about standing up for your rights in the realm of defective software."
A lucidly written, eminently practical guide to fighting back against the modern scourge of software "bugs." Read full book review >