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How The Passionate Programmer relate to passionate programmers?

Hong Anderson
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From the book's ToC, it seems that almost of contents are about entrepreneurship and career development in general.
How does The Passionate Programmer relate to passionate programmers or just programmers?


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Chad Fowler
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Hi!

The themes in the book of entrepreneurship and career development are all techniques for developing a remarkable career in programming. The core message is of developing passion for what you do as a programmer, choosing your path, and then creating the best and most rewarding programming career you can imagine (then imagining a better one and doing it again).

Though the chapter titles look pretty general (and the book can definitely be read by non-programmers), the examples are very much geared toward software developers and draw from my experiences as a software developer.

Chad


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Hong Anderson
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Thanks. Would software architects get benefits from reading this book as well?
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Kengkaj Sathianpantarit wrote:Thanks. Would software architects get benefits from reading this book as well?


Absolutely. I don't personally differentiate between software architects and programmers. I think a great programmer needs to be able to be an architect and vice versa.

Hong Anderson
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Chad Fowler wrote:
Kengkaj Sathianpantarit wrote:Thanks. Would software architects get benefits from reading this book as well?


Absolutely. I don't personally differentiate between software architects and programmers. I think a great programmer needs to be able to be an architect and vice versa.

I agree. I don't think architecture/design and implementation can be clearly separated, it's amusing and pitiful if who design don't implement (or get involved), and who implement don't design (or get involved). Refactoring to better insight couldn't happen if architecture/design and implementation are clearly separated like that.

I'm happy to know you wrote this book with that way of thinking.
 
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