The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

Added by Dmytro Shteflyuk on , authored by Andrew Hunt

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
Started reading:
18th November 2007
Finished reading:
2nd December 2007

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Book rating: 7 of 10

Review

Programmers are craftspeople trained to use a certain set of tools (editors, object managers, version trackers) to generate a certain kind of product (programs) that will operate in some environment (operating systems on hardware assemblies). Like any other craft, computer programming has spawned a body of wisdom, most of which isn’t taught at universities or in certification classes. Most programmers arrive at the so-called tricks of the trade over time, through independent experimentation. In The Pragmatic Programmer, Andrew Hunt and David Thomas codify many of the truths they’ve discovered during their respective careers as designers of software and writers of code.

Good book about programming and programmers, but… not so good, as expected.