Media praise for The Passionate Programmer

"Reading The Passionate Programmer won't keep you from being laid off next week if that was going to happen anyway. However, reading and practicing what Fowler has to offer, will make you much more involved in your own career process and direction. You can choose to be adrift in the river's current or you can pick up an oar, set a direction, and start rowing. Your choice. "
-- James Pyles, Million Chimpanzees

"The advice this moderately-sized volume gives, in life and career building (in a proactive fashion) for software professionals is outstanding and much needed it this rapidly evolving and demand-driven technology profession. This guidebook also provides summary guidance in carrying out these 2-4 page essays on self-directed career-building in succinct summaries entitled "Act on it". For these reasons the book is a life changing and outstanding book of guidance for anyone in technology driven design and consulting professions. "
-- Ira Laefsky,