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Patrick Gleeson, Working with Coders, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2701-5_8

8. Programmer Preoccupations

Things That Coders Care About

Patrick Gleeson

(1)London, UK

People who write software for a living spend their professional lives ­thinking about things that people with other jobs don’t think about, and thinking about them in a way that’s different to how people with other jobs think. The ­subject matter and the type of reasoning required make for a mentality that is ­distinctive, if not unique .

This is important to recognize if you deal with software developers. Understanding how they work and how they think means you can make ­decisions that make their lives easier, respond more intelligently to their needs and concerns, and avoid ...

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