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  • The Pragmatic Programmer: 20th Anniversary Edition, 2nd Edition

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  • By: David Thomas, Andrew Hunt
  • Narrated by: Anna Katarina
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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By: David Thomas,Andrew Hunt
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The Pragmatic Programmer is one of those rare tech audiobooks you’ll listen, re-listen, and listen to again over the years. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you’ll come away with fresh insights each and every time. 

Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories. 

Now, 20 years later, this new edition re-examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. All the old favorite topics are there, updated for this new world. And there's a bunch of new content, reflecting what we've learned in the intervening years. 

Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You’ll become a pragmatic programmer. 

This audiobook is organized as a series of sections, each containing a series of topics. It is read by Anna Katarina; Dave and Andy (and a few other folks) jump in every now and then to give their take on things. 

©2019 Pearson Education, Inc (P)2020 David Thomas and Andrew Hunt

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This seriously needs a PDF!

I would normally give 5* overall / 5* performance / 5* story. It is a great book - the only problem is the code snippets are hard to visualize without the related document! I am hoping someone will see this message and add a downloadable PDF to my library - only then i will change the feedback...

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Excellent

Thanks book. Highly recommended! The production style and the content are fantastic. Very much looking forward to listening through again.

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Great book & recording, missing materials

fantastic audiobook adaption that is let down by not offering pdf of code examples.
The first edition of the book largely stood the test of time and the updates in this edition show the authors have kept their fingers on the pulse of the industry

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Needs a PDF to follow code samples

This needs a PDF, especially for beginner level coders. Visualizing the samples in some of the discussions was difficult to say the least.

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Lots of good tips but maybe the target isn't right

There are a lot of tips, some just common sense, some technical, some aimed at newbies, some aimed at more senior programmers. And for some of the more senior or technical recommendations, they would probably already know about this or would pick a more specific book about it. This ends up feeling like it doesn't target anyone enough to satisfy any particular person. I guess for the breadth of the topics covered, it's good to know.

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This is a very good book for programmer

The pace is good. The narrator is audible, and i like that multiple people explain the concepts.
It's a book that need to be listened to multiple times.

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