Framewok Design Guidelines Wins Productivity Award

A couple of months ago, Brad blogged about the FDG book getting into the Jolt Award finals. The winners were just announced and we have won the Productivity Award! I am shocked … that Brad did not blogged this information first! πŸ™‚


On that occasion, I looked up some of the past winners of the Productivity Award. These are the classics that shaped my understanding of software design:

  • Design Patterns, by Erich Gamma, et al.
  • Writing Solid Code, by Steve Maguire  
  • Object-Oriented Software Engineering: A Use-Case Driven Approach, by Ivar Jacobson


Comments (10)
  1. Niels Wouters says:

    Congratulations Krzystof !

    I discovered your book about a month ago, ordered it straight away, and read it.  I recently got my Bachelor’s degree in IT at a Belgian polytechnic university, and believe your book should actually be part of the univ’s curriculum.

    It allows programmers – whether they develop a framework or an application in a team of computer scientists – to develop in the same way, to make their code "readable" for other programmers.

    Moreover, I hope your book might assist me in my desire to evolve from software engineer (which I am right now at a major Belgian insurance company) to architect.

    Do you have any more plans on writing books in the architecture-field?

    Kind regards,


  2. Let me join in the crowd congratulating you. I read your book in January, and at first I thought "interesting". As time went by, I began to notice that my thinking had shifted away from "interesting" to "essential".


  3. flagman says:

    Thanks for your and Brad’s hard work, your work would help many people from all the world.

    At the same time, i hope that such a wonderful work could be published in chinese as quickly as possible.

    BTW,  dear Krzystof, do you have plan to publish other books about software/framework design after such a success.

    Congratulations from China.

  4. Pawel Pabich says:

    Congratulations !!!!

    I’ve read it and I love it. It’s so pragmatic and you’ve invited people from outside

    of Microsoft to it. That’s great idea because dialoguealways brings more then monologue.

    Jeszcze raz gratuluje i czekam na wiecej πŸ™‚


  5. Thank you all. It’s quite rewarding to hear so many positive comments, especially from people all over the world, including my home country πŸ™‚

    Speaking about translating the book, the publisher is actually working on Chinese simplified and Korean editions. They should ship before May 2007, but it’s not clear how much before (possibly a lot).  

    A completely new book (Framework Architectural Guidelines?) … is a different story. I am still a bit traumatized by the months without weekends. πŸ™‚ But who knows, maybe I will be able to convince my boss to give me time to work on something as part of my job.

  6. mheller says:

    I’m shocked that Brad <i>still</i> hasn’t blogged it.

  7. Krishna says:

    Let me Join the others in Congradulating you guys !, One of the best books on designing Frameworks in recent years, it was a great insight for me. I always have this book on my desk. It deserve to be the on the list of books that have won the Jolt awards. Congrats again !


  8. I feel great about the recent Jolt awards… The two most close to home for me are:


    The Framework…

  9. Max Mulawa says:


    The book is great and I really enjoyed reading it. It really helped me to understand why certain parts of .NET Framework were designed this way not the other. This book should be read by every pro .NET developer.

    Congratulations to you Both !!!!

  10. Thanks, your work really help me a lot. I’m reading the book right now and I’m learning and improving my software designs.


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