For Immediate Release: November 16, 2011

It’s your first day on the new job. You’ve got the programming chops, you’re up on the latest tech, you’re sitting at your workstation… now what?

New Programmer’s Survival Manual (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $29) gives your career the jolt it needs to get going: essential industry skills to help you apply your raw programming talent and make a name for yourself. It’s a no-holds-barred look at what really goes on in the office—and how to not only survive, but thrive in your first job and beyond.

Programming at industry level requires new skills—you’ll build programs that dwarf anything you’ve done on your own. This book introduces you to practices for working on large-scale, long-lived programs at a professional level of quality. You’ll find out how to work efficiently with your current tools, and discover essential new tools.

But the tools are only part of the story; you’ve got to get street-smart too. Succeeding in the corporate working environment requires its own savvy. You’ll learn how to navigate the office, work with your teammates, and how to deal with other people outside of your department. You’ll understand where you fit into the big picture and how you contribute to the company’s success. You’ll also get a candid look at the tougher aspects of the job: stress, conflict, and office politics.

Finally, programming is a job you can do for the long haul. This book helps you look ahead to the years to come, and your future opportunities—either as a programmer or in another role you grow into.

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of shipping a product and knowing, “I built that.” Whether you work on embedded systems or web-based applications, in trendy technologies or legacy systems, this book helps you get from raw skill to an accomplished professional.

Available in epub, mobi, and PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

What People are Saying

I love the pragmatic tone and content. —Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin, President Object Mentor

A funny, honest, inside look at the ever-growing, ever-changing industry of writing code. If you just got handed your CS degree, this book is a must-have. —Sam Rose, University of Glamorgan

This book has everything I should have sought out to learn when I started in the industry. A must-read for new developers and a good read for everyone in the industry. —Chad Dumler-Montplaisir, Software Developer

Book Information

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New Programmer’s Survival Manual

Navigate Your Workplace, Cube Farm, or Startup

by Josh Carter

ISBN: 9781934356814, 256 pages, $29.00US, $30.00CA, 6×9.

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