The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

ISBN-13: 9780201616224

ISBN-10: 020161622X

Author: Andrew Hunt, David Thomas

Edition: 1

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Addison-Wesley Professional
Paperback 352 pages
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Acknowledged author Andrew Hunt wrote The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master comprising 352 pages back in 1999. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 020161622X and 9780201616224. Since then The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $8.06 or rent at the marketplace.


Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--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 and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.