"This book is not about a specific technology or a particular agenda. It is a reflection of many different perspectives on programming," says editor Kevlin Henney. "There is a lot of good stuff in there that is essentially timeless and durable. Different programmers will take away different ideas. They will also enjoy the process: the book is very readable. A book with should in the title could be construed as worthy but onerous. I feel that 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know is worthwhile and fun."
With contributions from some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in the industry—including Michael Feathers, Pete Goodliffe, Diomidis Spinellis, Cay Horstmann, Verity Stob, and many more—this book contains practical knowledge and principles that you can apply to all kinds of projects.
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97 Things Every Programmer Should Know reflects many lifetimes of experience writing software and living with the process of software development. It encourages you to stretch yourself by learning new languages, to look at problems in new ways, to take responsibility for your work, and to become as good at the entire craft of programming as you possibly can.
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Editor Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant and trainer. His work focuses on patterns and architecture, programming techniques and languages, and development process and practice. He has been a columnist for various magazines and online publications, including The Register, Better Software, Java Report, CUJ, and C++ Report. Kevlin is co-author of two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series: A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages. He also contributed to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know.
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