I can say without any hesitation it has joined my short-list of ‘must read’ programmer books. If you are a programmer and you haven’t read this book stop. Now. Yes, now. Go get the book here and start reading. What are you doing? Why are you still reading this? I said now!
, Los Techies review
I’ve recommended it to anyone who will stand still long enough to listen to me. I was familiar with some of the ideas and techniques from my various readings on the science of learning, but its invaluable to have them gathered in one concise book, especially one geared towards developers.
- Dr. Paul V. Gestwicki
Professor & Director of Undergraduate Programs, Ball State University
A delight to read…it could be a perfect gift for your favorite geek this holiday season.
...[this book] will be the catalyst of your future as a software engineer.
Filled with quite interesting statements and useful tips that will probably keep lingering on in your brain for quite a while. The insights into the human brain that the book provides seem to make a lot of sense, and explain a lot of real-life experiences.
This has been fun and I’ve learned a lot—can’t ask for more than that!
Patterns and Object-Oriented Expert
Pragmatic Thinking and Learning is a FANTASTIC BOOK! It’s in there with 7 Habits and the Dale Carnegie(s) and Think and Grow Rich and On Intelligence, all at the top of the heap.
- Bruce Langenbach
I’ve always been looking for something to help me improve my learning skills, but i’ve never found anything as effective as this book.
- Oscar Del Ben
Absolutely terrific! I’m only beginning the 3rd chapter and I’ve already found the book VERY, VERY useful. It makes me look at what I am doing and how I do it in a different light.
- Carol Saah
Java Software Developer
Loved the beta book. Can’t wait for the last few chapters to come out.
- Michael Doornbos
Finished reading the beta last night. I loved this talk at NFJS (and the herding racehorses one), and to have it in book form—spectacular.
All of this material has really changed my life! Mostly for the better :-)
- Matt McKnight