for Programmers and Those Who Work with Them
About the Book
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
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.
Gerald M. Weinberg, author of The
Psychology of Computer Programming, offers readers an insider's view, with
suggestions on how to become a better programmer and improve job performance,
in a book that's both helpful and a pleasure to read. Learn how to
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.
". . . probably my favorite book on the
subject of software development. It is definitely my favorite of Weinberg's
many excellent books. I return to this book again and again, and find something
new every time. . . .
"Weinberg's gift is inspiring thinking that is
outside of one's normal patterns of thought. . . .
"I predict that
software developers another twenty years from now will still be reading this book."
Daniel Read developer.*
". . . [this book] is likely to give readers a better start on supervising
than the conventional management book would. . . . [it mixes] knowledge of bottom-line
reality with techie ingenuity."
Walter Zintz Open Computing
". . . the author has a marvellous
knack of mixing humour and serious discussion thereby getting his message accross.
. . . a very thought provoking book. . . . immensely enjoyable."
Kyle Personal Computer World
". . . this book provides
practical ideas and insights concerning the 'people problems' of computer programming.
The book is organized as a series of short essays, each exploring a concept vital
to the advancement of the software professional. For all professional programmers,
and especially for their managers. . . .
"Weinberg's book challenges
professionals to reflect on and share their own meta-programs and principles."
Richard E. Biehl Software Quality Professional
"If you are a programmer or manage programmers, or indeed just associate
with programmers, this is a book that you should read. . . . turn to any one of
the essays, and find a thought-provoking idea."
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