The Pragmatic Programmer

The Pragmatic Programmer from journeyman to master
The Pragmatic Programmer from journeyman to master

I think I originally read The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas a good ten or fifteen years ago. I’ve just taken a couple of days while between contracts to re-read the book.

I was very pleased to find that the book is just as fresh as I remember, 70 great pragmatic tips to help you develop from a journeyman to a master. Given that the book is 16 years old, there are references to technology that seems dated, e.g. version control without SVN or GIT. However the technology referenced is not the point of the book, it is completely geared around taking pragmatic steps to produce better software.

If you want to grow as a software engineer, this book is still a must read.

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