So for the past few hours I’ve been reading a fantastic book that Jeff Atwood mentioned at Dev Days LA and also posted about on his blog. He’s a really cool guy and chit chatted briefly <– really briefly about http load balancers. During that conversation he mentioned that he was really a “noob” with hardware and all the underlying stuff, I was shocked and now have a much greater respect for the man. I was thinking he was going to be some snobby I know it all, TOTALLY NOT the case!
Anyways, he recommended Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming and I figured I’d give it a shot. I’ll be honest, I “procured” this book using some unconventional methods, but 2 chapters in….and I bought it. It’s a FANTASTIC overview of what some of the most respected, and quite humble, minds in the programming world have to say. It’s really easy to connect to the different developer interviews and I feel like I’ve learned a few things just reading the first couple of chapters.
One underlying message that I feel from this book is that communication is key for successful programmers. These days you can’t be huddled up in your room coding away on your own, interaction is the way of the future and I think it’s a great thing.
Thanks for the heads up Jeff!