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What book taught you most about being a good programmer?

Survey period: 8 Jul 2013 to 15 Jul 2013

A totally open ended question this week. Please just enter the full title of the book, and post any explanatory comments in the survey's discussion forum.

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GeneralWhat makes a good book PinPopular
Chris Maunder7-Jul-13 18:07
cofounderChris Maunder7-Jul-13 18:07 
Some of the best books I've read have taken me from absolute noob to a reasonably capable developer in the given technology. K&R's book, obviously, as well as Mike Blascack's MFC books, but there are books that you read that make you think about coding differently. They take you away from the specific syntax and libraries and make you think about how you're thinking. For these I'd have to say Clean Code really got me thinking, and Effective C#, while C# specific, made me get out of my C++ rut and think about what a given language could actually do differently instead of just traating a new language like an old language with a different library.
Chris Maunder

The Code Project | Co-founder
Microsoft C++ MVP

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