Book review: The Mythical Man-Month
This book is a classic! It's one of those books that simply doesn't get outdated! I'm not sure if this is such a good thing. After all, the book has more than 20 years now and if we still keep doing the same mistakes, then something is really wrong with us :)
Anyway, the book is great, has several cool stories that show you how hard it is to produce good quality software in a tight schedule. If you're thinking that you simply don't have time to go through all the +300 pages, then don't worry: the 20th anniversary edition has a new chapter which resumes all the previous one with a list of concise topics. I'm glad that the author has emended some of his previous positions (for instance, when he said that hiding implementation details was not a good thing) and I think that overall, I'm giving it a 8/10.