The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development. Front Cover. Chad Fowler. Pragmatic Bookshelf, – Computers. The Passionate Programmer. 7 reviews. by Chad Fowler. Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf. Release Date: May ISBN: View table of. ThePassionateProgrammer. Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development. Chad Fowler. The Pragmatic Bookshelf. Raleigh, North Carolina Dallas.

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The chapters are short and every one of them ends with a tiny to do paragraph meant to help you develop a new skill or improve an old one. All of the praises and criticisms I have seen about this book seem right on point.

This is one of those books that every programmer must read eventually. That said, I have to agree with a lot of the lukewarm reviews that there aren’t really any earth-shattering revelations that will change the way you work if you’re already established in this profession. I get better insight than from reading bits in blogs and tweets. I do not think this book will turn a lazy programmer into a passionate one, and most people reading this book will already have some passion about programming.

The Passionate Programmer (2nd edition): Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development

He recently passionahe and worked in India, setting up and leading an offshore software development center. Pragmatic Bookshelf- Computers – pages. Everything the book passionxte a This book is a great example of the state of most non-technical programming writing, in that it mostly exists to stroke the author’s ego and give a pat on the head to his gen-x American colleagues.


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Truth is- it is a level playing field, and there is no job security anymore. As with any product or service, if nobody knows what you’re selling, nobody will buy.

Many paesionate the quirks, though, I dismissed as just differences in attitudes, stereotypes, concerns, etc. Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: I would have preferred more about the passion side of programming then on what legacy languages the author enjoys.

Instead I found hip one-liner tips about career well, that word is actually on the cover, so whoops advancement that I know from experience progammer just plain wrong.

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I highly recommend it. Feb 14, Emad Mokhtar rated it it was amazing. All of the advice in this book is either obvious to someone who is truly interested in programming as a profession or else boils down to “don’t be true to your personality, force yourself to be something you’re not”. If you can’t organize your thoughts in your mother tongue so that others can clearly understand them, how can we expect that you can do it in a programming language?

No more excuses, no more blaming others, you’re not alone, you can do something about. Jul 04, David rated it really liked it. Success in today’s IT environment requires you to view your career as a business endeavor.


I was not at all impressed. Trivia About The Passionate Pr Chad Fowler has been a software developer and manager for some of the world’s largest corporations.

The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler

Fail fast and never try to prolong the time between bug discovery and action. Nonprogrammers are, on the average, as intelligent as programmers. The book does a fine job of tying together several areas of our profession, but for any particular subject hit there are probably a few books that would be more relevant than this one.

By using this site you understand and agree to our use of cookies, our Terms Of Useand Privacy Policy. So he told his partner to put the requirement of knowing Smalltalk for the job Or, more important, it’s the time you spend working regardless of the advances.

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