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The Pragmatic Programmer now in DRM-free ebook

September 12, 2012

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master has been a classic for eleven years and counting. And now, for the first time ever, you can get the DRM-free PDF, epub, and mobi versions of The Pragmatic Programmer directly from us. And we can deliver them to your Dropbox, your Kindle, and you can join the community commenting on the book over at Readmill.

As a special thank you to you, our loyal reader, this DRM-free ebook is available at a special price until Friday, September 14, 2012 only from

For us, “DRM Free” means freedom: you should own the books you paid for. On whatever device is handy—your laptop, iThingy, Kindle Earth Wind or Fire, you name it. The ideas in this book will outlast any device you put them on. ;)

That’s because even though it’s over ten years old now, The Pragmatic Programmer still expresses our beliefs about successful software development. Since then, we’ve been proud to have worked with hundreds of authors to develop new titles for the Pragmatic Bookshelf in the areas of projects, careers, and technical skills that exemplify the Pragmatic Programmer spirit.

But here is where it all started. Come get a copy to own for yourself today.

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process—what do you do, as an individual and as a team, if you want to create software that’s easy to work with and good for your users.

Read this book, and you’ll learn how to:

  • Fight software rot.
  • Catalyze change.
  • Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge.
  • Write flexible, dynamic and adaptable code.
  • Harness the power of basic tools.
  • Avoid programming by coincidence.
  • Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions and exceptions.
  • Capture real requirements.
  • Keep formal tools in their place.
  • Test ruthlessly and effectively.
  • Delight your users.
  • Build teams of pragmatic programmers.
  • Take responsibility for your work and career.
  • Make your development more precise with automation.

Now available in DRM-free ebook formats from

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  • Core Data, Second Edition in beta

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