97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts by Kevlin Henney

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think this book is best read by someone who’s been in the software field for a few years – it provides the perspective to truly understand what the Experts are communicating. I think a recent CS grad could certainly understand the words and concepts, but would be lacking the perspective of working in the real world with real life-cycle requirements and customer requirements and time crunches.

I learned a lot – things I want to incorporate into my professional and personal coding. The nice thing is that each of the 97 Things is about a 2 page essay. It’s very easy to set yourself to read a few during your lunch break without getting overwhelmed by a whole chapter on any particular topic.

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