Ka Wai Cheung Brian P. Hogan
The Developer's Code: What Real Programmers Do
September 21, 2019 Comments.. 124
The Developer's Code: What Real Programmers Do Ka Wai Cheung Brian P. Hogan The Developer s Code isn t about the code you write, it s about the code you live by There are no trite superlatives here Packed with lessons learned from than a decade of software development experience, author Ka Wai Cheung takes you through the programming profession from nearly every angle to uncover ways of sustaining a healthy connection with your work You llThe Developer s Code isn t about the code you write, it s about the code you live by There are no trite superlatives here Packed with lessons learned from than a decade of software development experience, author Ka Wai Cheung takes you through the programming profession from nearly every angle to uncover ways of sustaining a healthy connection with your work You ll see how to stay productive even on the longest projects You ll create a workflow that works with you, not against you And you ll learn how to deal with clients whose goals don t align with your own If you don t handle them just right, issues such as these can crush even the most seasoned, motivated developer But with the right approach, you can transcend these common problems and become the professional developer you want to be In than 50 nuggets of wisdom, you ll learn Why many traditional approaches to process and development roles in this industry are wrong and how to sniff them out Why you must always say no to the software pet project and open ended timelines How to incorporate code generation into your development process, and why its benefits go far beyond just faster code output What to do when your client or end user disagrees with an approach you believe in How to pay your knowledge forward to future generations of programmers through teaching and evangelism If you re in this industry for the long run, you ll be coming back to this book again and again.. The Developer s Code What Real Programmers Do The Developer s Code isn t about the code you write it s about the code you live by There are no trite superlatives here Packed with lessons learned from than a decade of software development experie
  • Title: The Developer's Code: What Real Programmers Do
  • Author: Ka Wai Cheung Brian P. Hogan
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    1. Stefan Kanev says:

      It s an awesome book Some of the ideas you can already find in other Pragmatic Bookshelf books, but it is still a great read If you re an experienced programmer, you will get challenged by some of the ideas If you re not, you ll get some good insight on where our industry is or ought to be.The writing, in particular, is great.

    2. Tudor Ștefănescu says:

      well, maybe it gets better after essay 22 but I decided to stop there a lot of general stuff most of it already present in other older better books like The Pragmatic Programmer or Code Complete or whatever.

    3. James Griffin says:

      The book follows the 37signals style of cramming lots of mini essays, each of which provides some inspiration or insight, into a relatively short book in the attempt to cover a lot of ground Whilst it reads well, some of the chapter divisions seem fairly arbitrary and many run on to each other In my eyes, this seems to reduce the number of insights since many chapters cover the same basic ideas, so don t expect to take exactly 50 ideas away from the book The book varies between being a fairly ab [...]

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    5. Daniel Pretorius says:

      The book it s self was very insightful not only to programming but on how to approach many areas when confronted by a problem I enjoyed all aspects of this book and the structure made it interesting to read.I would look forward and motivated to work in the industry after reading this.

    6. Teo says:

      I imagine for someone wondering if programming is for them, the book may be very interesting For me it was full of cliches and too long metaphors.

    7. Mohammad Elsheimy says:

      Stopped at 22% Lots of essays and boring stories Time waste.

    8. Mike says:

      Definitely not bad, definitely not Soft Skills.

    9. Sean Klingler says:

      Overall, I like the authors writing style But writing about things like customer interaction or dealing with project managers like a hardened veteran and only possessing less than 15 years of experience does not impress me.I ve been at it 25 years There were things that might work well in his company, but not places I ve worked.For instance, his two hours of closed time for a developer It s than other developers interrupting me in my day I m the only one that knows certain areas of code The sam [...]

    10. erjan avid reader says:

      I only read about 4 essays out of all 32 Most of the advice is banality.

    11. Peter says:

      Someone just finishing school and considering a career in programming will probably benefit the most from reading The Developer s Code As stated in the book s subtitle the author, Ka Wai Cheung, does write about What Real Programmers Do , or at least his experiences as a web software application developer and designer.Of the topics relating specifically to programming I was able to identify with many of the dilemmas mentioned by Cheung I was, however, expecting war stories and practical coding [...]

    12. Erika RS says:

      If you re looking for an easy read on the essence of being a programmer, this is a good candidate The book is not about official title or getting a paycheck, but about the patterns of thought and behavior that are common among programmers who love their craft Like patterns in general, these are not strict proscriptions about what you must do or think to be a real programmer but ideas and illustrations.The book is organized into themes, each of which contains a number of short essays Most of them [...]

    13. Nick says:

      This was not so much a book as a collection of essays that meander through a whole raft of topics relevant to modern professional development Along the way, Cheung explains his thoughts on topics as varied as Client Relations, Code Generation, The Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition as it applies to teaching programming, Off Time and a lot .On the whole it is an entertaining and lightly inspiring read, the sort of book that can help us to remember what we loved so much about this industry in the [...]

    14. Mike Nguyen says:

      This book is a collection of short essays which each has its own essence in relation to programing principles, programmer s behavior, mentoring staffs, tactics on handling client and do a practical work It could be read in any order hence it s important to take some note on which essay topic that you are going to refer to if you like me use the audio version Even through, author has deep knowledge on front end development such as web and mobile, it still could be extent easily to full stack dev [...]

    15. Carl says:

      Lately I ve been giving a lot of thought to what it means to not only be a programmer but what it takes to be a great programer With that in mind when I saw The Developer s Code What Real Programmers Do I got very excited There are lots of good bits of information in this book It isn t as abstract as Pragmatic Programmer s or as detailed as your typical how to code book of syntax It attempts a somewhat middle ground, sort of like conversations with Senior Programmers on what should be done From [...]

    16. Nathan Glenn says:

      This book had some interesting thoughts I enjoyed the comparisons between writing code and being an author artist, and his observation that the metaphor comparing software engineers to engineers and architects of physical materials leads to false ideas and bad practices I also enjoyed the notes about software creation being a healing craft But for the most part, the book didn t seem to add anything special to the Pragmatic Programmers series The Pragmatic Programmer covered many things better.

    17. Angus Ng says:

      This book is very easy to read It reads my developer s mind and help me to motivate myself as being a developer I guess you will most out of it if you are an experienced developer The only thing I don t like is the last few chapters As I think the author uses too much content to deliver the message, which in short, it s pretty much saying create your own tool if you can t find a suitable one out there But it feels like the author is trying to promote his framework invented by his company In gene [...]

    18. Colin Miller says:

      So far I m finding the book to be a nice reminder of some things I already know with a few hints on things to do better Mostly I enjoyed the sections on motivation and productivity The book is easy to read and has some real world examples that are actually relatable I like how the author adds some stories from his own life that can frankly mirror some of my own It seems pretty down to earth in the writing style like he s writing to a colleague rather than for a book While that may turn some peop [...]

    19. Benjamin Torres says:

      The book is divided into small essays that suggest and advise things to do and avoid when programming, generally not in a technical way, but in a state of mind and the way in wich we should aproach a programming challenge Although some of the essays were good ideas that made me consider to change the ways in which I work, most of them were too repetitive and not that helpful.

    20. Janne Sinivirta says:

      Short essays from one developer who seemed a bit too inexperienced to write this book Lots of sensible tips for junior developer But also lots of one sided, too simplified or plain wrong suggestions What bothered me most was how totally anecdotal everything was, like absolutely no research would have been done for the book.

    21. Sundeep Kamath says:

      This book is on the lines of The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and Dave Thomas.The author talks of his own experiences and learnings as a developer and shares his thoughts on productivity, motivation , dealing with clients , how to tackle complexities in a software environment etc.A very nicely compiled book that s easy to read all through.

    22. Matej says:

      For me there wasn t a lot of news from this book But Ka Wai Cheung confirmed most of my thoughts about programming in general, and it s a nice feeling knowing I think alike with a guy ho writes a book about it.

    23. Neville Ridley-smith says:

      This book is worth a read but don t expect anything too exciting.Some of it s quite good and worth taking note of Too much of it, however, feels like motherhood statements and opinion without any rigorous basis.Quick read though so ignore what you want to and make use of the good stuff.

    24. Chuck says:

      Copyright is 2012, exposed me to some software technologies which will prove to be useful Book has 141 pages, not 250 An index of some key terms for future lookup would have been good eg Red Gate, Jenkins, ORM

    25. Nikita Salnikov-tarnovski says:

      This is a good book But it is neither revolutionary nor entertaining It is certainly not the second Pragmatic Programmer as one of the reviewers praised.

    26. Nikolay says:

      Another good book in the developer philosophy genre Won t become a classic, but worth the read I picked up few ideas or ways to explain ideas I already had.

    27. Weera Kasetsin says:

      This book tells the story how the real programmers do their work Mostly, I found many things to follow I think it s a good book for programmers who want to improve their work.

    28. Steven says:

      Good book for young developers detailing in vignettes a model of a good developer s life outside of the code.

    29. Emad Mokhtar says:

      Very good book about what is to be a software developer and it has many tips about how to be a better developer.You can give this book for non programmers to understand what we are doing

    30. Matt says:

      Some good off beat stuff in here I will gripe that the book feels mistitled Some nice essays but a code

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