A Couple of Words. The Pragmatic Programmer
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 11:33:58 PM
So I started reading The Pragmatic Programmer about a month ago, but I did not write about the book yet. It is an interesting reading. The book was written a couple of years before Agile and it reflects the techniques and ideas of late '90s. I can't keep not comparing it with The Clean Coder.
Both books talk about similar things. About how should professional programmers behave, work and live. The Clean Coder is more person oriented, more team oriented, it's more about 'sentimental' principles. On the other hand The Pragmatic Programmer is more about programming. Many of the principles and techniques presented in the book are common knowledge our days, but back in 1999 it was like Agile and Clean Code is today.
So, even if the information is more than 12 years old it is still valid and the book is a joyful reading.