The author of CloseToTheMachine and TheDumbingDownOfProgramming.
She's recently published her first novel, THE BUG (ISBN 0385508603 ), about a programmer in 1984 struggling with a difficult bug, and the tester who found it. I've read this book and highly recommend it. It captures the drama of debugging, the feelings of a programmer under pressure, and typical software company office politics. Among other things.--ApoorvaMuralidhara
Has an e-mail address as ullman(at)well.com.
Similar work: CaughtInTheNet, by Kimberly Young.