Understanding the Professional Programmer

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cover of Understanding the Professional ProgrammerUnderstanding the Professional Programmer

author: Gerald M. Weinberg
asin: 0932633099
binding: Paperback
list price: $24.95 USD
amazon price: $24.95 USD

A gem of a book. The analogy early in the book re: waitering and programming is brilliant as is the little Fortran code snippet and the very powerful lessons drawn from it. Worth it just for those two inisghts alone. Anything written by Weinberg is worth reading. I once told Jerry that much of his stuff (and others) I read and then go "I wish I wrote that.". He replied something like "yes I used to think that way too then I learned to just be glad that I read it." 'nuff said?