Book review: The Pragmatic Programmer by David Thomas and Andrew Hunt
As you would expect from a passionate geek, I love books about programming but I also enjoy reads about self-development. It’s hard to find a combination of these two categories in one publication but I found one! And I can’t recommend it enough - “The Pragmatic Programmer” by David Thomas and Andrew Hunt.
I’ve heard about this book a lot in the past and I regret that I didn’t pick it up at an earlier stage of my career. This book contains 53 topics about specific aspects of a software developers everyday life, from high-level subjects like communication to very detailed recommendations about writing good, testable code. You can tell that both authors are experienced programmers who value practicality over theoretical gibberish.
As I mentioned before, I consider this book a must-read for everyone working in this field. So, let me leave you with the last tip from this book and for sure the most important one.
It is your life. Share it. Celebrate it. Build it. And have fun!