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  • Reported in: P1.0 (11-Feb-06)
#24108
PDF page: 1
in the PDF bookmarks: each chapter after the first in a Part is erroneously a child of the first chapter, rather than the Part. This is the same error...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (29-Jul-06)
#25588
Paper page: 2

We dodged buffalo in the street and begrudingly yielded to rickety bicycles and full families on single mopeds.

begrudingly -> begrudgingly

  • Reported in: P1.0 (18-Jun-06)
#25287
Paper page: 3

In just the first three months of 2005, U.S. techology companies ...

techology -> technology

  • Reported in: P1.0 (29-Jul-06)
#25589
Paper page: 5

More and more business is being shipped to Eastern Europe (where it

  • Reported in: P1.0 (20-Dec-05)
#23869
PDF page: 8
First paragraph (from prev. page), "4. Market! ... How do you get find recognition..." "How do you get recognition..." "How do you find recognition...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (14-Oct-05)
#23387
Paper page: 8
Point #4, Last Sentence: "How do you get find recognition in both . . " I think you meant to write either "get recognition" or "find recognition" --N...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (23-Mar-06)
#24368
PDF page: 11

"This part will help you ..." would be better written "This part of the book will help you ..."--Justin Johnson

  • Reported in: P1.0 (18-Jun-06)
#25288
Paper page: 15

If the Python job market were to support noticably higher prices perprogrammer, ...

noticably -> noticeably

  • Reported in: P1.0 (25-Aug-06)
#25777
Paper page: 22

the pundits were giddy in anticipation of a solid new contendor on the operating system block.

contendor -> contender

  • Reported in: P1.0 (18-Dec-05)
#23860
PDF page: 26
Penultimate paragraph, second sentence: "When the pressure is on, a smart businessperson will turn to a software professional can solve the problem at...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (15-May-06)
#24869
Paper page: 32

In the second line from the top, "(maybe /most/)" should get rid of the trailing space.--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (02-Jul-06)
#25381
Paper page: 36

I was terribly disppointed by his answer:

disppointed -> disappointed

  • Reported in: P1.0 (26-Jun-06)
#25339
Paper page: 38

  • Reported in: P1.0 (07-Sep-06)
#25867
Paper page: 39

Also, like an alchoholic who slurs his speech even when he

  • Reported in: P1.0 (07-Sep-06)
#25868
Paper page: 39

Perhaps unconciously, I sought out the best IT people to work with.

unconciously -> unconsciously

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Nov-05)
#23566
PDF page: 39

In the second paragraph, third last line reads "with a an overlow of artsians" but should read "with an overflow of artisans."--Lachlan Dowding

  • Reported in: P1.0 (15-May-06)
#24870
Paper page: 41

Second paragraph: "India's Silicon Valley bursting at its seams with an overflow", i.e., delete the single "a".--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (30-Jan-06)
#24001
PDF page: 43
End of line 4: "at best we’d have ended up in a fender bender or three" Shouldn't it read "... ended up in a fender bender or tree". tree != thr...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (30-Jan-06)
#24002
PDF page: 47

Missing blank after question mark:

"my ASP.NET pages?Why do"--Codeblogger

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Nov-05)
#23567
PDF page: 53

Second paragraph, first line "shouldn't" is spelt wrong ("shoudn't").--Lachlan Dowding

  • Reported in: P1.0 (03-Jul-06)
#25389
Paper page: 58
The mentor-to-mentee bond is a strong one, so the links in this kind of professional network are stronger than those of more passive acquaintences. ...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (09-Jul-06)
#25424
Paper page: 58

There

  • Reported in: P1.0 (27-Mar-06)
#24382
PDF page: 63

Incomplete sentence. "Other process disciplines that can set the course for a software
project."

--Justin Johnson

  • Reported in: P1.0 (15-May-06)
#24871
Paper page: 69

Second line of second paragraph: "function and structure", i.e., insert missing "r" in "stucture".--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (22-Mar-07)
#27902
PDF page: 76
Bullet list, 3rd item, first sentence: "your customers did ask for in a way that, unexectedly to you, makes it less functional or desirable to th...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (09-Jul-06)
#25425
Paper page: 78

At design reviews and status meetings in the office, you

  • Reported in: P1.0 (09-Jul-06)
#25426
Paper page: 79

The ones you

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-May-06)
#24891
Paper page: 80

In the second paragraph, the italicised "before" is followed by more than one space character.--Andreas scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (11-Feb-06)
#24109
PDF page: 84

It really isn’t a very good from this side of the street either.--david lee

  • Reported in: P1.0 (04-Apr-06)
#24410
PDF page: 84
"Now, of course, I’m not completely guilt-free here myself. I’ve been this guy myself to some extent." Maybe take out the first "myself". Sounds ...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (20-Jul-06)
#25485
Paper page: 88
He cherry-picks work that he thinks, even if subconciously, is in tune with his level and might get him closer to his goal of the next promotion. s...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-May-06)
#24892
Paper page: 89

Second paragraph, third line: "It isn't a very good [view point] from this side of the street either."--Andreas scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (18-Sep-06)
#25938
Paper page: 90

Your presence is a major advantage you have over your offshore brethren.

bretheren -> brethren

  • Reported in: P1.0 (23-Jul-06)
#25526
Paper page: 90

Developers in India or the Phillipines don

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Nov-05)
#23568
PDF page: 93
Second paragraph, third line: "We also tend to believe who project work..." probably should read "We also tend to believe project work..."--Lachlan Do...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (11-Feb-06)
#24110
PDF page: 95
Though the caste system is officially dead in India, the hierarchical thinking it imposed lives on in the hearts and minds of its citizens.--david l...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (23-Oct-06)
#26349
PDF page: 95
I believe the fifth sentence of the second paragraph ("We also tend to believe who project work is the most visible to our organizations.") could use ...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (14-Mar-07)
#27651
PDF page: 96

"often put tight reigns on" - third P - I believe the proper word is "rein," like the reins used to control a horse or other animal.
--Jim Zajkowski

  • Reported in: P1.0 (28-Dec-05)
#23888
Paper page: 101

Third paragraph, "tight reigns" should be "tight reins".--Andy Lester

  • Reported in: P1.0 (30-Jul-06)
#25602
Paper page: 102

And, without the bureacracy of a full-blown project underway, you

  • Reported in: P1.0 (30-Jul-06)
#25603
Paper page: 102

A hidden advantage of doing maintanence work is that, unlike the contractual environment of many of today

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-May-06)
#24893
Paper page: 104

First line: s/controvery/controversy/--Andreas scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (11-Feb-06)
#24111
PDF page: 110

grammatical error (?):

through at least one cycle of the plan through--david lee

  • Reported in: P1.0 (22-Nov-05)
#23581
PDF page: 113

Fifth paragraph, third line: "suprise" should be "surprise"--Lachlan Dowding

  • Reported in: P1.0 (02-Sep-05)
#23227
PDF page: 113
The PDF outline is wrongly nested, it shows the first chapter of each section as a container with the following chapters within. For example, for P...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (06-Aug-06)
#25652
Paper page: 119

Going out of their way to make their abiliities known would be brownnosing.

abiliities -> abilities

  • Reported in: P1.0 (06-Aug-06)
#25653
Paper page: 119

It

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-May-06)
#24894
Paper page: 124

First line: Remove the spurious comma between "the most important" and "aspect".--Andreas scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-May-06)
#24895
Paper page: 127

Fifth paragraph: "more than half of [all responding] companies".--Andreas scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (02-Aug-06)
#25618
Paper page: 130

And, we all implicitly express a great deal of content in our facial expressions without even conciously realizing it.

conciously -> consciously

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-May-06)
#24896
Paper page: 133

Next to last line in the second paragraph: s/GPU/CPU/--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-May-06)
#24897
Paper page: 141

Next to last line of the second paragraph: "a lot of our actions".--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-May-06)
#24898
Paper page: 141

Next to last line of the next to last paragraph: "these first four pages paint a picture".--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (05-Aug-06)
#25644
Paper page: 146
I had the opportunity to see the Count Basie Jazz Orchestra perform an outdoor concert at an ampitheater on the bank of the Arkansas River. ampithe...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (23-Nov-05)
#23585
Paper page: 147

Third paragraph: s/abiilty/ability/--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (15-Sep-07)
#29665
PDF page: 157
"Share your the outcome of your questionaire with your reviewers" The first "your" seems unnecessary. Also think that the right spelling is "ques...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (20-Feb-07)
#27000
PDF page: 158
This is not only a typo... I think there should be "gourd" not "ground" in "They would dig a long, narrow hole in the ground and then use an equally...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (20-Aug-06)
#25758
Paper page: 162

However, if you leave and come back in two days, you

  • Reported in: P1.0 (22-Apr-07)
#28660
Paper page: 162

Interpunction twister in next-to-last line of second paragraph; should be: "in the U.S.,"--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (13-Aug-06)
#25714
Paper page: 164

questionaire -> questionnaire

  • Reported in: P1.0 (24-Nov-05)
#23784
Paper page: 164

The sentence beginning in line 14 should start with "Share the output come your questionaire ..."--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-May-06)
#24899
Paper page: 167

Last line of fourth paragraph: Remove spurious comma in the quoted sentence "I want to be a CEO!".--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (20-Aug-06)
#25759
Paper page: 167

What are those values that guide your daily actions without you even conciously knowing it?

conciously -> consciously

  • Reported in: P1.0 (24-Nov-05)
#23785
Paper page: 167

Subtract 10 from the hyphenated word in the second line of the second paragraph--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (20-Apr-08)
#31686
Paper page: 179

First paragraph, line 4: "emloyees" -> "employees"--Frank Shearar

  • Reported in: P1.0 (24-Nov-05)
#23787
Paper page: 183

Third paragraph, fifth line: s/goobye/goodbye/--Andreas Scherer

  • Reported in: P1.0 (18-Aug-06)
#25738
Paper page: 184

Downloads were so quick that they were unnoticable.

unnoticable -> unnoticeable

  • Reported in: P1.0 (24-Nov-05)
#23786
Paper page: 187
[DL99] I believe that Tom DeMarco has a capital M in his name. [Sil99] The middle initial of Mr. Silbiger should probably get a full-stop. (There i...more...