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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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Success in today’s IT environment requires you to view your career as a business endeavor. Get to Know Us. 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 to know. Read more Read less. I would have preferred more about the passion side of programming then on what legacy languages the author enjoys.

This book is solid GOLD! The author tries to explain what skills and habits a programmer has to develop in order to be successful. This book falls broadly into two different but related categories – 1.

After all, your skills themselves are a product. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Above all, you’ll see how you can set the direction of your career, leading to a more fulfilling and remarkable professional life.

The Passionate Programmer

You’ll develop a structured plan for keeping your mind engaged and your skills fresh. There may be hope for our “unprofession” after all! Pragmatic Bookshelf; 1 edition June 7, Language: The book also seems to passionate an idea that I presently reject: The book covers many important ideas for being a successful programmer: Jul 24, Zeh Fernando rated it liked it.

Hanh is one of my favorite spiritual writers, but this book has no place being in the bibliography for a book on programming. He suggests treating your career as a product that you work on improving non-stop and also marketing it.


The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development

In this book, you’ll learn how to become an entrepreneur, driving your career in the direction of your choosing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I highly recommend it.

Though more a reflection on the industry than the book itself, I am concerned by how much Isn’t it your responsibility, not your managers? Some lrogrammer us don’t plan to become managers, but want to be and stay passionate programmers. Account Options Sign in.

Other important things he suggests is keeping an out for emerging technologies and getting involved at an early stage to end up becoming an expert eventually. Chad Fowler is an internationally known software developer, trainer, manager, speaker, and musician.

See all reviews. A very good book. Some interesting ideas include thinking about your career like it is a business, be the worst among other programmers like in music it will force to step up your gameteach what you know, contributing to an op This is a good companion to the Pragmatic Programmer both belonging to “The Pragmatic Bookshelf”. This book convincingly explains what should your approach be towards your software career.

But it is a great practical guide for a programmer and how one should think and act. Most of us have been stumbling around letting our careers take us where they may. It’s the time you spend working toward those advances. It consists of small chapters all aimed to making your programming career remarkable. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler

;rogrammer In either case, ask yourself what about the day made it so. Pragmatic Bookshelf- Computers – pages. It also provides great analogies about how being a musician helped him to achieve goals and how you should not fear to lose your job against outsourcing but rather become a more valuable programmer.


Write a customer review. This website fowelr cookies for account and order processing. A Handbook of Chzd Software Craftsmanship. The choices you make about which technologies to focus on and which business domains to master have at least as much impact on your success as your technical knowledge itself–don’t let those choices be accidental. The hour week is generally a good guide. Several examples and analogies are presented, so by the end of the book you are totally sold.

Have at least a rough understanding of where the money comes in from and passiobate various teams contribute chae business needs. You Might Also Like. 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.

This book was a mixed bag of discussions about becoming a passionate programmer and advancing your career. At the end of the chapter the author even recommends possibly learning Smalltalk. Picking up this book again recently has made me reflect on things I had cgad the first time around. If you can’t organize your thoughts in your mother tongue so that others can clearly understand them, how can we expect that you can do it in a programming language?

I gave it two stars because I liked the format – small chapters, mostly ending on actionable items.