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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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GeneralRe: Sinclair ZX Spectrum BASIC Programming Pin
AlexCode8-Jul-13 12:37
professionalAlexCode8-Jul-13 12:37 
GeneralGoogle Rocks!!! Pin
Siddhesh Patankar7-Jul-13 23:03
Siddhesh Patankar7-Jul-13 23:03 
GeneralRe: Google Rocks!!! Pin
Priyanka777712-Jul-13 0:12
Priyanka777712-Jul-13 0:12 
GeneralInternet Pin
thatraja7-Jul-13 22:49
professionalthatraja7-Jul-13 22:49 
GeneralThe AWK Programming Language Pin
jonburne7-Jul-13 21:20
jonburne7-Jul-13 21:20 
Generalgood book Pin
Dennis E White7-Jul-13 18:25
professionalDennis E White7-Jul-13 18:25 
GeneralWhat makes a good book PinPopular
Chris Maunder7-Jul-13 18:07
cofounderChris Maunder7-Jul-13 18:07 
GeneralRe: What makes a good book Pin
Andreas Gieriet8-Jul-13 3:48
professionalAndreas Gieriet8-Jul-13 3:48 
You're elaborating on "best books". What is your assessment on what is "a good programmer"? Might be another straw poll? Wink | ;-)
- know one (many?) language well?
- know one (many?) runtime environment well?
- know one (many?) development environment well?
- ...
- gives accurate estimations?
- delivers adequate quality?
- constructs reasonably maintainable code?
- writes decent documentation?
- ...
- is a team player?
- also performs under pressure
- ...


PS: I like your statement: "[...] instead of just treating a new language like an old language with a different library [...]" Smile | :)

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