What are you reading this October?
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master 1st edition is a book about software engineering by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas, and it was published on October 1999.This book was first in a series of books under the label The Pragmatic Bookshelf.
You might be asking why are we recommending almost 20 years old IT book? Here is the answer: We believe that it takes a lot of years of programming practice to gain wisdom contained in this book.
Things and advice that are not taught at universities make it relevant even today. This book is definitely a must-read for any programmer aiming to become a master craftsman. It will teach you how to continuously make small improvements, how to invest in your knowledge, how to use tools to amplify your talents and at the end how to become a pragmatic programmer.
You probably know some of the practices mentioned here but some of them will be eye-opening, we can guarantee that. Authors will guide you through philosophy, psychology and coding practices that you never even thought of but which can help you improve greatly and become a more effective and more productive programmer.
Join our small challenge in honor of pragmatic programmer upcoming birthday: Read this book in the next 14 days, before its 20th birthday and choose your favorite quote! You can share it with us on our 3AP social media channels Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.
You should not miss the chance to cross off this classic title from the software development “Top Ten” list.