The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development. Front Cover. Chad Fowler. Pragmatic Bookshelf, – Computers. The Passionate Programmer. 7 reviews. by Chad Fowler. Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf. Release Date: May ISBN: View table of. ThePassionateProgrammer. Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development. Chad Fowler. The Pragmatic Bookshelf. Raleigh, North Carolina Dallas.

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It’s a textbook example of the vacuous echo chamber of modern technology, rehashing concepts that were better covered decades ago with a sprinkling of self-help platitudes and quotes from better authors.

Dec 13, Luan Nguyen rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about The Passionate Programmerplease sign up. Life is short; save “passionate” for things that really deserve it.

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By professional developers for professional developers. A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers. I can’t imagine what kind of audience the author had in mind to write something that obvious, and even slightly insulting. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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I am glad that the recent ideas about a career as a programmer are written in one book. But there is a lot of odd bits, too, where it either goes into too much detail on some aspects generally about the author, specifically and then just the most superficially and vague bits for things that seem like they should have had more devoted to them.

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Apr chas, Francis Fish rated it it was amazing Shelves: All of the advice in this book is foler obvious to someone who is truly interested in programming as a profession or else boils down to “don’t be true to your personality, force yourself to be something you’re not”.

From Journeyman to Master from the same publishers which has much more useful technical content. I’ve been having a career for a long time and found it interesting that Chad validates a lot of things I have discovered empirically over the years, particularly about understanding why your employer employs you to have fun writing code.

After all, your skills themselves are a product. I would have preferred more about the passion side of programming then on what legacy languages the author enjoys. Its a good book- well written with action points to improve your programming Personal Review: There isn’t much advice for software engineering or programming itself – it’s more about soft skills, standing out, and investing in yourself. Some good ideas and advices, but a little bit too much self help kool aid at times.


The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler

I thought some of his asides about the problems with the inability to say “no” when he was setting things up in India that can really trip you up were useful fowlrr know. All in all, it’s a quick and pasaionate read. The book is full of plans and things that you can do yourself, and keeps responsibility on you. The Effective Engineer and Rest: It’s written in a way that lets you easily dip in and out of it.

The Passionate Programmer

Unfortunately, I don’t think The Passionate Programmer aged as well. This new edition focuses more closely on creating a remarkable career.

This book offers really good and practical advice on how manage the various challenges faced by any programmer, e. Set up a giveaway. A Yes then to a manager becomes more valuable coming from you. See all reviews.