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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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I can’t imagine what kind of audience the author had in mind to write something that obvious, and even slightly insulting. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had this book on my phone and read it in small chunks. A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? All of the praises and criticisms I have seen about this book seem right on point.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It consists of small chapters all aimed to making your programming career remarkable. This read like a book for applied, applied programmers that haven’t yet managed to really understand core principles: I read the whole book simply to have a glimpse of what someone with this attitude really thinks.

Chad Fowler presents a set of no-nonsense heuristics, disciplines, and attitudes that will teach you how to respect and love your profession—and be great at it. That said, this is a great “idea” book, in that it’s a fast, easy read, and each short chapter gives you a topic to think about, Let me start by saying I cringe whenever I hear people talk about what prpgrammer “passionate” about in a career sense.

The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler

Want to Read saving…. In its original form it was a list of tips aimed to help American programmers avoid having their jobs outsourced from under them, written as a series of short blog-style chapters that are not long enough to cover their topic, let alone dive deep enough to provide any insight. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Make your 8 hours of work focused and impactful. There isn’t much advice for software engineering or programming itself – it’s more about soft skills, standing out, and investing in yourself.


Chad Fowler is co-director of Ruby Central, Inc. Trivia About The Passionate Pr Set up a giveaway.

Apr 25, Francis Fish rated it it was amazing Shelves: In this book, you’ll learn how to become an entrepreneur, driving your career in the direction of your choosing.

See and discover other items: Dec 11, Dillon rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. Though more a reflection on the industry than the book itself, I am concerned by how much And yet, there’s a small chapter called “invest in your intelligence”, right before “your biggest career fears”?

I’ve seen some of this advice before on blogs and in the “Pragmatic Programmer” but there is also a lot I didn’t think of before. You’ll learn how to build your software development career step by step, following the same path that you would follow if you were building, marketing, and selling a produ Success in today’s IT environment requires you to view your career as a business endeavor.

May 07, David Tan rated it it was amazing. Unfortunately, I don’t think The Passionate Programmer aged as well.

The Passionate Programmer

Life is short; save “passionate” for things that really deserve it. Chad Fowler is an internationally known software developer, trainer, manager, speaker, and musician. Fresh out of university, I was in the beginning of my career as a – very passionate, for the record – software developer. Get to Know Us. You’ll develop a structured plan for keeping your mind chqd and your skills fresh.


The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development

In short, this passsionate help you earn trust. Feb 06, caisah rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would have given 5 stars if the anecdotes would give a more coherent overa Solid degrees career advice for software developers, worthwhile read for everyone serious about his career in Software Technology. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. You’ll learn how to assess your skills in terms of where they fit on the value chain, driving you away from commodity skills and toward those that are in high demand.

He suggests treating your passionwte as a product that you work on improving non-stop and also marketing it. Too many of the tips are semi-inaccurate or irrelevant and the book is heavily focused on the corporate environment.

All in all it is a good read for those who feel their career is not at a level of awesomeness that it should be. All in all, it’s a quick and worthwhile read. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Account Options Sign in.