Understanding the Professional Programmer

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Dorset House, 1988 - Computers - 224 pages
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Consultant and legendary programmer Gerald M. Weinberg offers readers a unique insider's view of the many ways to become a better programmer and to improve job performance.

-- Organized as a collection of essays about the profession of programming, the book is both provocative and readable. Each chapter concludes with an entertaining and instructive parable.

Anyone interested in becoming a skilled and experienced professional in this sometimes treacherous profession will benefit from Weinberg's insights.

The author, writing with more than forty years of programming experience, tackles a host of profound questions about the psychology of the professional programmer. Learn how to

-- become a professional

-- get a little respect

-- survive in a bureaucracy

-- think more effectively

-- discover what kind of thinker you are

-- envision the future of the professional programmer

The insights are fascinating -- you are sure to recognize yourself or your associates. This is the one book nobody in this dynamic field can afford to miss.

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