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The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers

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  • Posted October 24, 2013

    Some reviews I read from others that have read this book comment

    Some reviews I read from others that have read this book commented that the book seems fit for beginner programmers and that the experienced programmers would find the information redundant. I have a different take on this that I'd like to share.
    Mr. Martin is a recognized name in this wonderfully complex field of software engineering. He has written several books including co-authoring "Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#" which I also have. This particular agile book I never read in its entirety but would pick it up and read specific chapters at different times as needed.

    I read "The Clean Coder" cover-to-cover in 2 days and think it's fitting for both the beginner and experienced programmer. The beginner will likely stand to read the whole book cover-to-cover and not be overwhelmed with technicality. Though He/She will consume as much technical content from other sources necessary to succeed in their work, this book will broaden their canvas of seeing and understanding as relates to a bit more of the human side of the business. This greatly ties into why I also feel that this book is good for the experienced programmer.

    Those of us that consider ourselves experienced professionals should embrace the work of professionals that write about their own experiences and insights. A Code of Conduct style of writing is most welcome because the narrative either challenges or solidifies our own experiences with failure and success and inspires us to take a lead role.

    Successful projects are had by Great Teams. Professionalism, Saying No, Saying Yes, Time Management, Pressure, Collaboration, Mentoring, Apprenticeship, and Craftsmanship, are some of the topics found in this book. It's not enough for those of us that consider ourselves experienced to say that this is redundant information. Putting into practice these Code of Conduct principles will increase one's marketability and contribution to a Team that Gel's. We should embrace books like this because continuous learning and repetition solidifies and elevates our skill.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

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    Informative for beginning coders

    Informative for beginning coders, but redundant for experienced programmers. I have been coding for 20 years, parts of the book was informative but not much. Main criticism would be the author using his book to toot his own horn.

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