The Pragmatic Programmer

The Pragmatic Programmer is one of those rare tech books you’ll read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you’ll come away with fresh insights each and every time.

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The Pragmatic Programmer
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  • "The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development..."
  • "This is what I call a “peas and carrots” book. It’s not a bad book and it’s hard to argue with anything the authors advocate, but to me it’s a lot like a self-help book in that people will feel good while reading it (and thus rate it highly) but in the end a lot of people will not actually follow the material and unless you’re a newbie a whole lot of it will be pretty obvious..."
  • "...Reading this book and applying what I learned from it eventually lead to a great confidence in my way of problem solving and coding, and this confidence naturally caused me to be happier, and that's when I realized that when I'm confident and happy I produce my best work that I'm proud of...
  • "...his book teaches not only how to be a better dev, but how to be a better project participant. It's one of those books you can reread because you probably missed something the first time. It's packed so full of useful information, that one has to read it pragmatically. ;)..."
  • "This book should be required for every undergraduate in CS or EE that aspires to make programming a part of their career...."
  • "...It has a lot of stories and recommendations which are very helpful for anyone. No matter if she/he is a novice programmer or even a senior developer. I even have more than 15 years of experience and this book was very helpful for me...."
  • The book is a must read for aspiring programmers, the earlier  you do it in your career, the merier fruits you will reap. The book distills years of experience for you to contemplate and reflect upon. At some points I said "Aha! So that's how you call this, or describe that", referring to concepts I know or believe in but I always was unable to explain.
  • It's an eye-opener and fun to read. The use of metaphors and examples is spot-on and make things really stick to mind."...The book is a must read for aspiring programmers, the earlier  you do it in your career, the merier fruits you will reap. The book distills years of experience for you to contemplate and reflect upon. At some points I said "Aha! So that's how you call this, or describe that", referring to concepts I know or believe in but I always was unable to explain...It's an eye-opener and fun to read. The use of metaphors and examples is spot-on and make things really stick to mind...."

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