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Anyone who develops software for a living needs a proven way to produce it better, faster, and cheaper. The Productive Programmer offers critical timesaving and productivity tools that you can adopt right away, no matter what platform you use. Master developer Neal Ford details ten valuable practices that will help you elude common traps, improve your code, and become more valuable to your team.

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On Mar 21 Santosh Shanbhag wrote: Book Review: The Productive Programmer by Neal Ford
Today the pressure is always there to "do more with less". IT departments have shrunk to half their size and those left behind are left to pick up the work left behind as well as manage their own. This book has arrived at the right time. I have personally found this book to lower my stress and also make me appear cool at the office whenever I shared a trick or tip. I give full credit to the author when I am asked how I learned so many tricks. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jan 18 Kui Tang wrote: Great overview/reviewer for stuff everyone should know
Ford's _The Productive Programmer_ reviews best programming practice as well as a cookbook of specific techniques. He writes in bite-sized chapters you can apply right away, so the book is a quick read and handy. Each chapter is composed of short arguments for a particular practice or expositions of a technique. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jan 16 Johnny Hopkins wrote: The Productive Programmer by Neal Ford
Title: The Productive Programmer by Neal FordSummary: The Productive Programmer has tips to make programmers efficient and effective. It includes tips for common tasks such as launching applications using shortcuts, finding the right text editor for coding purposes, finding quiet time for tasks, and other tips and suggestions.Review: As a… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Jan 8 Matthias Köster wrote: Book Review: The Productive Programmer by Neal Ford
In his book "The Productive Programmer" Neal Ford suggests several ways to become a more productive programmer.The book is divided in two parts. The first part titled "Mechanics" describes which tools can be used to improve your productivity as a programmer. It starts with suggestions for every day task like… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Jan 5 Raghuram Bharathan wrote: On increasing programmer productivity
It is one thing to use program in java or C# using IDEs and another to be productive in what you do. This book is an eye-opener on where you stand and what you can do on productivity. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jan 3 John Brady wrote: The Productive Programmer by Neal Ford
The Productive Programmer targets the developer audience, with the stated goal of discovering patterns and practices which make a developer more efficient. If you are not a developer, this is not the book you’re seeking. The first section of the book, which I found to be of greatest value, is… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Jan 2 Sean Fox wrote: Review: The Productive Programmer by Neil Ford
This book is divided into two major sections, mechanics and practice. The mechanics section describes tools and practices that aim to both improve efficiency and reduce distraction. The practice section details methods that will improve your code.  Neil mentions that while innovation (GUI, mice, etc..) have reduced the learning curve… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Dec 26 Sean Boisen wrote: Review: The Productive Programmer by Neal Ford
This is a great grab-bag of detailed tips (”Mechanics”) and general approaches/philosophies (”Practice”) for helping serious programmers be more productive (this isn’t a book for the average user). Most programmers know that the difference between an okay developer and a great one isn’t fractional, it’s an order of magnitude or… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Dec 24 Bobbie Eicher wrote: Review: The Productive Programmer by Neal Ford
The Productive Programmer is Neal Ford’s attempt to share the techniques and tactics that will allow programmers to live up to their job title by efficiently getting the job done. The book is split into two sections covering mechanical considerations and approaches to programming technique. Some of his advice focuses… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

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