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Or programming language is that if we ad ideal programmers programming languages would be be necessary It is a psychological which prevents us from writing out problem specifications directly in machine language Let s face up to it people don t think the same way that computers do that s why we use computers Programming is at best a communication between two alien species and programming languages with all their systems paraphernalia are an attempt to make communication simpler for one of those species Which one Not the computer certainly for nobody ever Sieben Jahre in Tibet heard a complaint from a computer that it couldn t do the work Recent Iave read The of Computer Programming written work Recent I Operaatio Para Bellum have read The Psychology of Computer Programming written Gerald Weinberg The book was originally published in 1971 though it got republished in 2011 I read it on a kindle paperwhite and it looked great So don t worry about the age of the book in case you fear it won t look good in e book formatEven though the book was written in a time before the public internet Java Javascript smartphones and many things we take for granted today a lot of the content still rings true todayI would actually recommend that software engineers still read this This book is misnamed as the author admits It should be named The Anthropology of Computer Programming It studies the culture of computer programming rather than the psychology of the practice Fortunately despite being written over forty years ago it succeeds at its task for the reader today as well as for the original readerIf you can move past the references to dated languages and programming practices this book elucidates many observations aboutow programmers work It s like reading an anthropology of a long Horse a Portrait A Photographer's Life With Horses hidden culture from decades ago From one who works in computer programming the cultural fruit of these observations can be seen in labs todayTo be frank I ve never felt that I ve truly understood my peers in the lab I ve done well with the computer with expressing myself through programs So many of my peers are socially passive in their demeanor I m outgoing even energetic The cultural analysis in this book though datedelps me see this culture clearly It Aircraft of World War I 1914 1918 The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide helps me feel atome in my own environment and perhaps also in my own skin As such this book achieved its goal in my life and for that I am sincerely grateful Meh TL DR don t waste your time browse this blog insteadI was lured to this book by the title and ratings and the latter still puzzle meFirst of all I cannot praise this book based on its contents because if there were any insights at the time of the first edition they are at best commonplace today How people engage in programming Myth Taken Identity has changed a lot environment tools languages standard practices they allave changed Psychology Amazon.com: The Underwater Photographer eBook: Martin Edge: Kindle Store has changed a lot and the guy still swears by MBTI that tells you something But most importantly Weinberg doesn t bother with gathering data to supportis ideas OK maybe Growing Marijuana (Idiot's Guides) he didn tave the time to do research then The Jane Austen Project huh but this is the 25th anniversary edition of the book He took trouble to addindsight comments to each chapter and none of them point to any old or modern research either by the author Dynamite Doc or Christmas Dad? himself or by anybody else I wonder ife ever did any studies at all except for the amateurish stuffSo nothing novel plus An insightful collection of essays that still resonate today even though some of its anecdotes reference punch cards Egoless programming remains its strongest practice and one that is still not the norm It s also staggering in its prescience Although sometimes under different names Industrial Applications of Biopolymers and Their Environmental Impact he predicts unit testing code analysis tools and countless other great ideas Iighly recommended it Some very good take aways to keep in mind WHILST your writing your code Weinberg was one of the earliest authors who realized that computer programming is a Retraite sur le Cantique des Cantiques: Commentaires bibliques (Spiritualité) (French Edition) human activity andas a lot in common with other Blood Sorcery (Shadows of Magic, human activities A programmer is reluctant to see the flaws inis code so it must be checked by others A programming language should be orthogonal because it is The Elusive Heiress Nancy Drew hard for a programmer to keep inis Pizarro and the Conuest of Peru head which features are enabled in which context A programming project could never move forward if all interactions between the programmers follow the up and down lines of an org chart and not informalorizontal lines Managers are advised If a programmer is indispensable get rid of Are You There God? It's Me M him as uickly as possible because people are sometimes inconsiderate enough of their managers to get sick to get drafted or to die and this should not spell ruin for the project Adding inexperienced programmers to a project most likely will not speed it up Copy pasted c I was very disappointed The title seemed so promising but the book was just full of anecdotes andalf baked ideas To Evan (O'Connor Brothers Vol. 5) his credit Weinberg says early on thate only wrote the book to get people thinking about the psychology of computer programming And On Hitler's Mountain Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood PS he really did get me thinking about it and gave some interesting insights but I was reallyoping A cristalli liquidi (Italian Edition) he wouldave thought things out than I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad head. In Pip Sueak Saves the Day Medici Books for Children him Weinberg reunites with some ofis most enduring straight from the Dragonsbane heart observations on theuman side of software engineeringDorset House Publishing is proud to make this important text available to new generations of Weinberg fans and to encourage readers of the first edition to return to its valuable lesso.

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The Psychology of Computer ProgrammingI picked up this book on a whim purely based on the title I didn t look at the copyright info or the introduction first where I would ave learned that Gerald Weinberg first wrote about programmer psychology in 1971To my surprise much of it aged well Weinberg took an interesting approach when releasing a 25th anniversary silver edition Instead of editing out all of Desperate (Bad Baker Boys, his references to COBOL Fortran and PLI or replacing them with anecdotes about C and Javae left everything intact Instead e includes a conversational little Comments about Chapter X section after every sectionAn interesting result is that if you read less linearly than I DO YOU CAN ACTUALLY SKIP AHEAD TO THOSE do you can actually skip ahead to those and see whether or not th This isn t a book about computer programming but about computer programmers It olds up remarkably well than 40 years after its publication date because even though the technology changes rapidly the people creating it do not Of course not everything in the book A Small C Compiler Language Usage Theory and Design has aged well The discussion of other programming tools in the final chapter is fairly specific to an era of punch cards and shared terminals and should mostly be skipped Also there are some fairly dated views on the roles of women in the workplace andow they can t match up to men not that Weinberg endorses these views but it s clear that this is a book from a different era that said women in tech is still a problem nowOverall a very worthwhile read We need tech books that focus on the people and not the technology itselfSome of the key ideas I found especially memorable We should look at programming as a How Drawings Work human activity not just a mathematical scientific or technological one Most programs are built by teams so we need to look not only atow an individual interacts with a computer but also Truly Irresistible how many individuals building software interact with each other In most professions you look at the work of others to learn Not so in coding We rarely read other people s code and prefer to learn by writing things ourselves and repeating everyone else s mistakes This situationas improved slightly since Weinberg wrote the book thanks to the explosion of open source but it s still very rare for a programmer to sit down and just read code as a learning exercise Egoless programming see the code you write not as part of yourself but as independent objects owned by the team That way you don t see flaws in the code as flaws in your character and you become much better at seeking out feedback and Whisper Loudly handling criticism Good programming language design is primarily about taking into account the limitations of theuman mind We can t I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life hold or process too much information in oureads so languages need to be designed around the principles of uniformity compactness locality and linearity Programming is a nascent field and we need a lot research to figure out Dragon Ball Z Cycle 2 T03 how to do it effectively Sadly than 40 years later we ve done relatively little rigorous research and still don t seem to be much closer to knowing the answersSome of my favorite uotes from the bookThe material which follows is food for thought not a substitute for it Computer programming is auman activity One could The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip & hardly dispute this assertion and yet perhaps because of the emphasis placed on the machine aspects of programming many people many programmersave never considered programming in this light Programming is among other things a kind of writing One way to learn writing is to write but in all other forms of writing one also reads We read examples both good and bad to facilitate learning But The Bible in the lyrics of Bob Dylan The Wanted Man study series how many programmers learn to write programs by reading programs A few but not many Specifications evolve together with programs and programmers Writing a program is a process of learning both for the programmer and the person who commissions the program The average programming manager would prefer that a project be estimated at twelve months and take twelve then that the same project be estimated at six months and take nine Fisher s Fundamental Theorem states in terms appropriate to the present context that the better adapted a system is to a particular environment the less adaptable it is to new environments Psychology is the psychology of 18 year old college freshmen Maxwell the great physicist once said To measure is to know andis words are often taken as a motto by other sciences What Maxwell probably meant was To know The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vol. 4 (light novel) how to measure is to know or even better To know what to measure is to knowThe organization chart is a nice toy for a manager but little programming work would ever get done if interactions among programmersas to follow its narrow straight lines John von Neumann Fret Work Step By Step himself was perhaps the first programmer to recognizeis inadeuacies with respect to examination of Mark of the Dragon Urban Dragon his own work Those who knewim Soigner le Sida autrement avec le protocole ICCARRE have said thate was constantly asserting what a lousy programmer Tubâ va ma'nâ ye shab he was and thate incessantly pushed is programs on other people to read for errors and clumsiness Yet the common image of von Neumann today is of the unparalleled co. This landmark 1971 classic is reprinted with new commentary and a Preface from the author Long regarded as one of the first books to pioneer a people oriented approach to computing The Psychology of Computer Programming endures as a penetrating analysis of the intelligence skill teamwork and problem solving power of th. ,

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Mputing genius flawless in is every action And indeed there can be no doubt of von there can be no doubt of von s genius His very ability to realize Rechnen und Textaufgaben - Gymnasium 5. Klasse (Mathematik: Textaufgaben/Sachaufgaben, Band 155) hisuman limitations put How to Prove It (A Structured Approach) himead and shoulders above the average programmer today As a rough rule three programmers organized into a team can do only twice the work of a single programmer same ability because of time spent coordination problems Moreover three groups of three programmers to do only twice the work of a single group or four times the work single programmer for the same reason The basic rule for size and
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of programming seem to be this for the best programming at the least cost give the best possible programs you can find sufficient time so you need the smallest number of them When you Three Religious Rebels The Forefathers of the Trappists have to work faster or with less experienced people costs and uncertainties will rise In any case the worst way to do programming project is toire a orde of trainees and put them to work under pressure and without supervision although this is the most common practice todayProgrammers being people who tend to value creative event and professional competence tend to put their stock in people whom they perceive to be good at the things they do Thus it is easier to exert leadership over to influence programmers by being a soft spoken programming wizard than by being the world s fastest talking salesman If a manager wants to run a stable project e would do well to follow this simple maxim If a programmer is indispensable get rid of Highland Hucow him as uickly as possibleIt is a well known psychological principle that in order to maximize the rate of learning the subject must be fed back information onow well or poorly The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan and the Climbing Life (English Edition) he is doing What is perhaps not so well known is that people who feel that their performance is being judged but whoave no adeuate information on Dien Cai Dau Wesleyan Poetry how well they are doing will test the system by trying certain variations Theierarchical organization which so many of our projects seem to emulate comes to us not from the observation of successful machines or natural systems but from the nineteenth century successes of the Austrian Army Whenever a supervisor is responsible for work Hope Solo: My Story Young Readers' Edition he does not understande begins to reward workers not for work but for the appearance of work Programmers who arrive early in the morning are thought to be better programmers than ones who are seen to arrive after official starting time Programmers who work late uality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry however may not be rewarded because the manager is not likely to see that they are working late Programmers who are seen taking to there are not considered to be working because the manageras an image that programming work involves the solitary thinker scratching out secret messages to the computer The amateur then is learning about Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book) his problem and any learning about programminge does may be a nice frill or may be a nasty impediment for Oh Susannah him The professional conversely is learned aboutis profession programming and the problem being programmed is only one incidental step in the process of The Founders of Psychical Research his development A large proportion of the variance between programmers on any job can be attributed to a different conception of what is to be done Lacking any objective measure we often judgeow difficult a problem is by Pelé: The King of Soccer howard a programmer works on it Using this sort of measure we can easily fall into believing that the worst programmers are the best because they work so Chakras & Self-Care: Activate the Healing Power of Chakras with Everyday Rituals hard at it Once the solutionas been shown it is easy to forget the puzzlement that existed before it was solved For one thing one of the most common reasons for problem difficulty is overlooking of some factor Once we The Unforgiven have discovered or been told this factor is significant working out the solution is trivial If we present the problem to someone else we will usually presentim with that factor which immediately solves nine tenths of the problem for Omgiven av idioter him He cannot imagine why wead such trouble and soon we begin to wonder ourselves The explanations for success given by some programmers bring to mind the story of the village idiot who won the monthly lottery When asked to explain Kapitulatus! howe picked the winning number The Ivory Gate he said Well my lucky number is seven and this was be seventh lottery this year so I multiplied seven times seven and got the winning number 63 And when someone tried to tellim that seven times seven was forty nine e merely answered with disdain Oh you re just jealous which of course was true The two major influences we can exert on a programmer s performance are on the desire e feels for working and on what Ci alleniamo anche se piove?: Miserie e splendori del calcio dilettantistico he knows that is needed for the job The first is called motivation and the second is called training or if it is sufficiently general education But little is known about why programmers programarder or whether they are already programming too Star Wars Thrawn Star Wars Thrawn hard for their own good Possibly even less is known about educating programmers even though vast sumsave been spent on training schemes In a way the reason it is so New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek. (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) hard to attribute the source of programming inefficiency to either programmer. E computer programmer Returning to topics that are strikingly relevant to today's issues in programming Gerald M Weinberg provides a characteristically fresh perspective onis original insights ighlighting the similarities and differences between now and then Using a conversational style that invites the reader to jo. ,


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