Embracing The Demons « Andrew Heins. This post is part of a continuing series on Teach Yourself Web Development.
I was originally planning to blog on another topic, but I’ve been trying to capture my thoughts around a specific issue for a while now, and I finally feel like I’ve captured how I feel. You sit down in front of your computer and you’re uneasy. You’ve got a ton of work to do, but all of it seems pointless. The code open in front of you is awful; worse yet, it’s yours, freshly written last night. You can’t focus. Getting Real. Here are the 16 chapters and 91 essays that make up the book.
Introduction chapter 1 What is Getting Real? A smaller, faster, better way to build software About 37signalsOur small team creates simple, focused software Caveats, disclaimers, and other preemptive strikesResponses to some complaints we hear The Starting Line chapter 2. An open letter to anyone with “SQL Server” on their resume. Community-curated collection of free books for the intellectually curious.
The Pragmatic Bookshelf. Extracted From The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas.
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—Andy and Dave. I am a great programmer, but horrible algorithmist - Learning Software Development - The Trendline. I am a great programmer, but a horrible algorithmist.
It is a thought that has been weighing on me heavily recently, and I’d like to gather other developers feelings on the subject as well. I started what can be called my professional development career back in 1999. I was still in middle school, but my father hired me at his software company.