Andy Hunt, the second member of the Pragmatic Programmers, has written a book aimed at helping software developers learn faster and better. He takes us through a wide variety of techniques to increase the effectiveness of right-brain thinking (which he calls ‘R-mode’), gain better focus, read more effectively, etc.

There is nothing really new here - you can find the material in other popular books. But Hunt presents the material in a way likely to make sense to software developers so in that sense he has produced something new.

I would recommend this book to any developer facing a new project or new job. At least some of the techniques are likely to be help get you up to speed and increase your effectiveness.



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Metadata Info

  • Title: Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware
  • Author: Andy Hunt
  • Published: 2008
  • ISBN: 1934356050
  • Buy: Amazon search
  • Check out: Seattle library
  • Rating: 3.0 stars