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Have you read any recent books like Code Complete?
Martin talks about things that I've never heard anyone else talk about that really expose what software development is like in real businesses. And he provides many ideas to alleviate the issues. Really well written too so it's a fast read.
I've recently read one that is close and is really fantastic
Hah, chapter 25 has a section called Hunt the Wumpus! Awesome, I wonder how many people nowadays know about that reference. I'll have to get the book just to read that section! Gregory Yob was actually quite a mentor for me in my late teens -- we hung out together quite a lot and he actually rented a room from me for a while in San Diego.
Hah, chapter 25 has a section called Hunt the Wumpus! Awesome
Yeah, it's a great chapter. The whole book is honestly filled with that kind of great stuff.
It's like sitting down with Martin and just getting to listen to him and his experiences but hearing how to apply solutions too.
Marc Clifton wrote:
Gregory Yob was actually quite a mentor for me in my late teens
I remember Gregory Yob.I recall him being mentioned in an article about cryogenics. Since we are several months apart in age and in the same occupation, I was curious why a computer programmer would believe that preserving one's brain in ice is viable. It appears he was a bit strange, so that would explain it.Nevertheless, great minds are often a bit wacky.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Those are two good books.
I should go back and take another try at both of those.
Good Parts was tough for me the first time I read it many years ago.
I think I only got through chapter 3 of the Skeet book.
That book didn't do all that much for me. As a C++ guy, I liked Scott Meyers's "50 Great Ways ..." books (although the book on STL was hairy due to the horrific compilation errors part & parcel of STL) both for the code examples but also for the software engineering ideas behind them.