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One of these books is not like the others: this one. This is not about programming techniques or algorithms, it is about what programmers are like: it is a book that recognizes that programmers are people, not machines for entering text.

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Bill Dephillips - Goodreads

An insightful collection of essays that still resonate today even though some of its anecdotes reference punch cards. Egoless programming remains its strongest practice and one that is still not the ... Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

While this book was written in 1971, it's amazing how much of it still rings true today. It's a bit tedious at times, and some chapters can be skipped outright, but the good parts are worth a read. Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

One of the best books for understanding the psychology of engineers. Must reading for non-engineers who want to understand geeks. Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Ilya - Goodreads

Weinberg was one of the earliest authors who realized that computer programming is a human activity, and has a lot in common with other human activities. A programmer is reluctant to see the flaws in ... Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Alistair Warner - Goodreads

I first came across this book probably in the late 80's. Even then some of it seemed a little dated and I'm sure it must seem even more so now. However, despite all of that, I would still strongly ... Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Andy Love - Goodreads

I read this back in college (20-some years ago), several times; it's an entertaining investigation of the people who create software - and how their psychology affects the resulting products. Even ... Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Sami Lehtinen - Goodreads

Like Mythical Man Month, this book was written in another era of computing. Nonetheless, many concepts, like egoless programming, and the effect of seemingly unrelated workplace changes to coding ... Read full review


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