Written as a series of self contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long term success in your career. You’ll become a pragmatic programmer.
Features 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 requirement; • Test ruthlessly and effectively; • Delight your users; • Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and • Make your developments more precise with automation.
Contents 1. A pragmatic philosophy 2. A pragmatic approach 3. The basic tools 4. Pragmatic paranoia 5. Bend, or Break 6. While you re coding 7. Before the project 8. Pragmatic projects
The Pragmatic Programmer : From Journeyman to Master