The Pragmatic Programmer

Oct 18, 2006

pragmatic-programmer Yesterday I got my copy of The Pragmatic Programmer – a book about all those important things with programming. It’s very simple, concrete and to-the-point.</p>

			<p>I warmly recommend it to everyone, even you guys &#38; gals doing just a small amount of basic programming.</p>


			<p>- <a href="http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/ppbook/index.shtml">The Books website</a><br />
		- <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Pragmatic-Programmer-Journeyman-Master/dp/020161622X/sr=1-1/qid=1161166001/ref=sr_1_1/104-1882960-8872730?ie=UTF8&#38;s=books">Buy it from Amazon</a></p>


			<p><em>Excerpt from the website:</em></p>


			<p>&#8220;Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process&#8212;taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible, easy to adapt, and reuse.</p>


			<p><strong>Read this book, and you&#8217;ll learn how to:</strong>

			<ol>
			<li>Fight software rot.</li>
				<li>Catalyze change.</li>
				<li>Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge.</li>
				<li>Write flexible, dynamic and adaptable code.</li>
				<li>Harness the power of basic tools.</li>
				<li>Avoid programming by coincidence.</li>
				<li>Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions and exceptions. </li>
				<li>Capture real requirements.</li>
				<li>Keep formal tools in their place.</li>
				<li>Test ruthlessly and effectively.</li>
				<li>Delight your users.</li>
				<li>Build teams of pragmatic programmers.</li>
				<li>Take responsibility for your work and career.</li>
				<li>Make your developments more precise with automation.&#8221;</li>
			</ol>