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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  - Steve Losh - Goodreads

A fantastic, practical introduction to thinking about the psychology of computer programming. Unlike most books, the author isn't afraid to say "we don't know" when there's a question they don't have the answer to. It's a refreshingly honest feeling book. Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Kenny - Goodreads

I was very disappointed. The title seemed so promising, but the book was just full of anecdotes and half-baked ideas. To his credit, Weinberg says early on that he only wrote the book to get people ... Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Yevgeniy Brikman - Goodreads

This isn't a book about "computer programming", but about computer programmers. It holds up remarkably well more than 40 years after its publication date because even though the technology changes ... Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - John Blevins - Goodreads

I found this book very helpful, in that it gave me a fresh picture of how life could be inside a high-tech organization (Info Tech in my case). Very accessible, in contrast to all the tech manuals I had to read. Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - John Jimenez - Goodreads

This is a great book. While it does not hold up in regards to the tech discussed, the ideas hold true. Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Lawrence - Goodreads

It is interesting to see how the author's suppositions have turned out after 40 years. 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  - Alex Railean - Goodreads

This is an excellent book, the ideas it promotes are still relevant today (several decades after the it was published). It is quite interesting to observe how languages evolved, how some of them got ... Read full review

Review: The Psychology of Computer Programming

User Review  - Grzegorz - Goodreads

amazing book! it's interesting to read about programmers and their problems 40 years ago and see that actually nothing's changed. great great great book. I have enjoyed reading it and surely learnt a lot during reading. Read full review


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