I finally finished reading the Pragmatic Programmer last night – i’ve been diving into it, devouring a couple of chapters, then leaving it on my bedside for a month since I bought it. I do have to say that it is easily the best programming book ever written, hands down. It doesn’t cover any single technology or language, but if you want to make a career out of professional programming, you need to have read this book.
Also, one section late in the book is titled “It’s just a wafer thin mint…”. You can’t go wrong with spurious monty-python references.
Seriously though, I can’t rave about this book enough. If I was hiring a programmer, i’d want them to have read this book. Actually, i’d want them to live by this book, but failing that, at least have read it 😉
It is good.