Pragmatic Thinking and Learning by Andy Hunt (ebook)I was familiar with some of the ideas and techniques from my various readings on the science of learning, but its invaluable to have them gathered in one concise book, especially one geared towards developers. Paul V. It makes me look at what I am doing and how I do it in a different light. Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He co-authored the best-selling book The Pragmatic Programmer, was one of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance, and co-founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf, publishing award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers.
Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware
Printed in full color. Software development happens in your head.
all i ve never wanted pdf download free
A few books aimed at programmers give a little space to the topic: Tog on Interface has a section and exercise on building your intuition, the first edition of Code Complete devotes a small chapter to character, and Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X reminds the reader that getting extra sleep when learning new material is essential. Among these are the Dreyfus Model , which explains how we progress from novice to expert and the steps along the way and a model of the brain in techie terms, shown below:. I took it with me on my flight from Toronto to TechDays Calgary and found it both not only informative, but engaging and entertaining as well. Working around the bugs in your brain. Managing focus, a very important topic since there are so many things vying for it, from office interruptions to the siren song of the internet, with email, IM, Twitter, Digg, Reddit and LOLcats. One of my favourite bits in this section was some research whose results indicated that constantly checking your email lowers your effective IQ more than smoking a joint. Global Nerdy says:.