Andrew Hunt 1999
"If I'm putting together a project, it's the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I'd settle for people who've read their book." -- Ward Cunningham
Title: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
Authors: Andrew Hunt & David Thomas
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Provided Synopsis: Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse...
The Pragmatic Programmer is a densely packed book containing 70 tips and maxims for software developers. They focus on concepts such as system orthogonality, code deduplication, and efficient practices such as picking a single IDE and using it well, and the use of text manipulation languages such as Perl/Python/Ruby to automate repetitive tasks during development.