The man-month is an interesting concept. Thanks for the book reviews.
When I joined EDS, I turned in my first estimate in work-Hours! They were used to Months and did not know how to react. Those times were direct work times, not calendar times.
I put a new app into production and the new employee asked, “How long did the project take?” It took over 1,000 hours. Then, I pulled out the original estimate, and it was 8 hours off. He said, “How in the hell did you do that!!!”
I read the Mythical Man-Month book when it came out. Don’t remember the details.
Based on your article, I downloaded a Python book just to see what the hype is about, just out of curiosity. Currently, I read mainly romance novels.
By the way, SQL and Relational databases were a big step down for me.