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By Yuri Takhteyev

ISBN-10: 0262018071

ISBN-13: 9780262018074

Software improvement would appear to be a vital instance of present day Internet-enabled "knowledge work"--a international career now not sure by means of the restrictions of geography. In Coding Places, Yuri Takhteyev seems to be on the paintings of software program builders who inhabit contexts: a geographical area--in this example, larger Rio de Janeiro--and a "world of practice," an international approach of actions associated via shared meanings and joint perform. The paintings of the Brazilian builders, Takhteyev discovers, finds a paradox of the area of software program: it's either diffuse and sharply centralized. the area of software program revolves round a handful of places--in specific, the San Francisco Bay area--that workout huge keep an eye on over either the fabric and cultural components of software program creation. Takhteyev indicates how during this context Brazilian software program builders paintings to discover their position on the planet of software program and to carry its advantages to their urban. Takhteyev's learn heavily examines Lua, an open resource programming language constructed in Rio yet utilized in such the world over renowned items as World of Warcraft and Angry Birds. He indicates that Lua needed to be separated from its neighborhood origins at the outer edge with a view to be successful out of the country. The builders, Portuguese audio system, used English in a lot in their paintings on Lua. through bringing to gentle the paintings that peripheral practitioners needs to do to offer software program its seeming universality, Takhteyev deals a revealing point of view at the not-so-flat global of globalization.

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