Thursday, September 19, 2019

Episode 93: A Journey to Programming Mastery


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A Journey to Programming Mastery with Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas

  • Painful programming
  • Origins of Pragmatic Programmer
  • What is a pragmatic programmer?
  • Advice: learn many languages!
  • What is programming?
  • Prototyping
  • Improving the interview process
  • The “10x engineer” (a.k.a. The phenomenal jerk)
  • Programming consciously vs. unconsciously
  • How to balance maintaining good code with building new things
    • Kent Beck’s “3x”: https://ideas.riverglide.com/3x-explore-expand-extract-b9aad6402a5a
  • What do tech leaders do?
  • How to get your first coding job
  • New changes in the 20th anniversary edition
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Dave: https://twitter.com/pragdave
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