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The Pragmatic Programmer

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

David Thomas

Straight from the trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process: transforming a requirement into working, maintainable code that delights users. Extensively updated with ten new sections and major revisions through...
Publish Date
September 23
Goodreads rating
Sep 27, 2012
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
Feb 02, 2004
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
Feb 04, 2013
@dandr3ss yeah that's a good book... Code Complete is good and super thorough... Head first design patterns also good      source