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The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition now in print

September 18, 2019

It's here at last: the hardcover edition of The Pragmatic Programmer. Think how great that will look on your shelf!

If you purchased the Beta Edition of The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition check your email for your exclusive, limited-time discount code for 50% off the list price of the print edition from InformIT. This offer ends October 5, 2019.

If you haven't purchased it yet, this is your chance. Pick up the ebook from pragprog.com/book/tpp20 or the hardcover from InformIT.com.

It's Pragmatic time.

The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition: your journey to mastery

Andy and Dave wrote this influential, classic book to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. Almost twenty years later, its advice is still spot on, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories.

This new edition examines the core of modern software development—understanding what is wanted and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to:

  • Fight software rot
  • Learn continuously
  • Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge
  • Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code
  • Harness the power of basic tools
  • Avoid programming by coincidence
  • Learn real requirements
  • Solve the underlying problems of concurrent code
  • Guard against security vulnerabilities
  • Build teams of pragmatic programmers
  • Take responsibility for your work and career
  • Test ruthlessly and effectively, including Property-based testing
  • Implement the Pragmatic Starter Kit
  • Delight your users

Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with classic and fresh anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best approaches and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career.

You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

Now available as an ebook from pragprog.com/book/tpp20 and in hardcover print edition from InformIT.com.

Published by Addison Wesley by special arrangement with The Pragmatic Bookshelf.

Upcoming Author Appearances

  • 2019-09-20 Ethan Garofolo, UtahJS Conference
  • 2019-09-26 Alex Miller, ClojuTRE 2019, Helsinki
  • 2019-09-30 Diana Larsen, XA/experienceAgile, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2019-10-14 James O. Coplien, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2019-10-20 Jon Reid, Silicon Valley Code Camp Agile Track, San Jose, California, USA
  • 2019-10-25 James O. Coplien, Prague, Czech
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