The Psychology of Computer Programming

The Psychology of Computer Programming

by Gerald M. Weinberg
     
 

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This landmark 1971 classic is reprinted with new commentary and a Preface from the author.

Long regarded as one of the first books to pioneer a people-oriented approach to computing, The Psychology of Computer Programming endures as a penetrating analysis of the intelligence, skill, teamwork, and problem-solving power of the computer programmer.

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This landmark 1971 classic is reprinted with new commentary and a Preface from the author.

Long regarded as one of the first books to pioneer a people-oriented approach to computing, The Psychology of Computer Programming endures as a penetrating analysis of the intelligence, skill, teamwork, and problem-solving power of the computer programmer.

Returning to topics that are strikingly relevant to today's issues in programming, Gerald M. Weinberg provides a characteristically fresh perspective on his original insights, highlighting the similarities and differences between now and then. Using a conversational style that invites the reader to join him, Weinberg reunites with some of his most enduring, straight-from-the-heart observations on the human side of software engineering.

Dorset House Publishing is proud to make this important text available to new generations of Weinberg fans — and to encourage readers of the first edition to return to its valuable lessons.

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The first edition has been continuously in print since 1971, and here software engineer Weinberg leaves the original text and adds a new preface and commentary on each chapter. He describes computer programming as human performance, a social activity, and an individual activity and describes some programming. The language is kept to a minimum technical level to be accessible to newcomers and non- programmers who want to find out something about the field. Originally published by Van Nostrand Reinhold. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780442292645
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1985
Series:
Computer Science Series
Pages:
304

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