Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Passionate Programmer

I have been reading the The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development (Pragmatic Life) and I think it is an absolute must read. I stumbled upon it on Matt's blog (see and I immediately liked the book. Chad is doing an incredible job explaining how to stay relevant and increase your career in "computers". The most impressive pieces are when he explains how to function in a corporate environment. "Make your manager happy he controls your pay" I can't say often enough how important that is. He also prefers a role maintaining software over some new project because oddly enough it gives you more freedom. His comparisons with the music scene are refreshing however probably not for everyone...

Anyway for $15 it's a must read :-)


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