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The Resource Coding places : software practice in a South American city, Yuri Takhteyev, (electronic book)

Coding places : software practice in a South American city, Yuri Takhteyev, (electronic book)

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Coding places : software practice in a South American city
Title
Coding places
Title remainder
software practice in a South American city
Statement of responsibility
Yuri Takhteyev
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An examination of software practice in Brazil that reveals both the globalization and the localization of software development.Software development would seem to be a quintessential example of today's Internet-enabled "knowledge work"--a global profession not bound by the constraints of geography. In Coding Places, Yuri Takhteyev looks at the work of software developers who inhabit two contexts: a geographical area--in this case, greater Rio de Janeiro--and a "world of practice," a global system of activities linked by shared meanings and joint practice. The work of the Brazilian developers, Takhteyev discovers, reveals a paradox of the world of software: it is both diffuse and sharply centralized. The world of software revolves around a handful of places--in particular, the San Francisco Bay area--that exercise substantial control over both the material and cultural elements of software production. Takhteyev shows how in this context Brazilian software developers work to find their place in the world of software and to bring its benefits to their city.Takhteyev's study closely examines Lua, an open source programming language developed in Rio but used in such internationally popular products as World of Warcraft and Angry Birds. He shows that Lua had to be separated from its local origins on the periphery in order to achieve success abroad. The developers, Portuguese speakers, used English in much of their work on Lua. By bringing to light the work that peripheral practitioners must do to give software its seeming universality, Takhteyev offers a revealing perspective on the not-so-flat world of globalization
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Cataloging source
IEEEE
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1976-
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Takhteyev, Yuri
Dewey number
005.100981
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.76.D47
LC item number
T345 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Acting with technology
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  • Computer software
  • Lua (Computer program language)
  • Computer programming
  • Globalization
Label
Coding places : software practice in a South American city, Yuri Takhteyev, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Software Brasiliero
  • 5.
  • Downtown professionals
  • 6.
  • Porting Lua
  • 7.
  • Fast and patriotic
  • 8.
  • Dreams of a culture farmer
  • 0.
  • 9.
  • Conclusion
  • The wrong place
  • 1.
  • Global worlds of practice
  • 2.
  • The global tongue
  • 3.
  • Nerds from the Baixada and other places
Control code
IEEEMIT827013514
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 257 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262305594
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn827013514
Label
Coding places : software practice in a South American city, Yuri Takhteyev, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Software Brasiliero
  • 5.
  • Downtown professionals
  • 6.
  • Porting Lua
  • 7.
  • Fast and patriotic
  • 8.
  • Dreams of a culture farmer
  • 0.
  • 9.
  • Conclusion
  • The wrong place
  • 1.
  • Global worlds of practice
  • 2.
  • The global tongue
  • 3.
  • Nerds from the Baixada and other places
Control code
IEEEMIT827013514
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 257 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262305594
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn827013514

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