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Skip to main content. Cart 0. By professional developers for professional developers. It's a Continuous Process A tourist visiting England's Eton College asked the gardener how he got the lawns so perfect. Management consultants like to drop the word kaizen in conversations. It was considered to be one of the main reasons for the dramatic gains in productivity and quality in Japanese manufacturing and was widely copied throughout the world.
Kaizen applies to individuals, too. Every day, work to refine the skills you have and to add new tools to your repertoire. Unlike the Eton lawns, you'll start seeing results in a matter of days. Over the years, you'll be amazed at how your experience has blossomed and your skills have grown. How the Book Is Organized This book is written as a collection of short sections. Each section is self-contained, and addresses a particular topic.
You'll find numerous cross references, which help put each topic in context. You'll find a summary of all the tips on a pull-out card inside the back cover. Appendix A contains a set of resources: the book's bibliography, a list of URLs to Web resources, and a list of recommended periodicals, books, and professional organizations. Throughout the book you'll find references to the bibliography and to the list of URLs. We've included exercises and challenges where appropriate. Exercises normally have relatively straightforward answers, while the challenges are more open-ended.
To give you an idea of our thinking, we've included our answers to the exercises in Appendix B, but very few have a single correct solution. The challenges might form the basis of group discussions or essay work in advanced programming courses. A Pragmatic Philosophy. However, if you're a Pragmatic Programmer, you'll share many of the following characteristics:. They're basic enough to state as tips:. In order to be a Pragmatic Programmer, we're challenging you to think about what you're doing while you're doing it.here
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Some people feel that there is no room for individuality on large teams or complex projects. It was their belief in their individual contributions that sustained the projects:. Within the overall structure of a project there is always room for individuality and craftsmanship.
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Book Review: The Pragmatic Programmer
Temporarily Out of Stock Online Please check back later for updated availability. Overview What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation.
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About the Author Andy Hunt is an avid woodworker and musician, but, curiously, he is more in demand as a consultant. Show More. Read an Excerpt This book will help you become a better programmer. Table of Contents Foreword. Software Entropy. Stone Soup and Boiled Frogs. Good-Enough Software. Your Knowledge Portfolio. A Pragmatic Approach.
The Evils of Duplication. Tracer Bullets. Prototypes and Post-it Notes. Domain Languages. The Basic Tools. The Power of Plain Text. Shell Games. Power Editing. Source Code Control. Text Manipulation. Code Generators. Pragmatic Paranoia. Design by Contract. Dead Programs Tell No Lies. Assertive Programming.
Book Review: The Pragmatic Programmer
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