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The Pragmatic Programmer

Your Journey To Mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)

David Thomas

"Transform requirements into working, maintainable code that delights users with guidance from The Pragmatic Programmer. Updated with ten new sections and major revisions, this book covers topics from career development to architectural techniques for keeping software code flexible and reusable. Organized with self-contained sections and illustrated with compelling anecdotes and examples, this guide highlights the best practices and major pitfalls of software development. Whether you're new to coding or an experienced programmer, The Pragmatic Programmer's lessons will help you improve productivity, quality, and job satisfaction."
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Classic book for computer programmers. I read it first in 2003 before I was taking book notes, so I read it again now to take notes. Great wisdom in here. Amazing to see how much of its advice was adopted as norms by Ruby on Rails.      source
Not all of these things are technically programming. For example, asking yourself "why am I doing this? Is this even worth doing at all?" isn't thinking outside the box; it's something you should incorporate into your daily routine to keep yourself – and your co-workers – sane. And that's what makes Pragmatic Programmer such a great book.      source
@dandr3ss yeah that's a good book... Code Complete is good and super thorough... Head first design patterns also good      source
Currently reading The Pragmatic Programmer by @pragdave @PragmaticAndy which I would highly recommend! And it taught me a new term: “Heisenbug” - I.e. a bug that changes its behavior when you try to debug it.      source