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Partial Contents1. What Questions Are Important to the Professional?- How Long Does It Take to Make a Programmer?- What Are the Paradigms for a Professional Programmer?- The Impatient Psychiatrist: A FableII. How Do Professionals Get That Way?- Training for Flexibility- The Cricket Who Wanted to Play Cricket: A FableIII. Why Do Programmers Behave the Way They Do?- What a P...more
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Published July 28th 1988 by Dorset House Publishing Company, Incorporated (first published 1982)
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This books would have been a serial of blog posts if it was written most recently. It is presented as a series of questions and detailed answers.

Similar to Being Geek: The Software Developer's Career Handbook except it is from the previous century.
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I've always been interested in helping smart people be happy and productive. To that end, I've published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. I've also written books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets...more
More about Gerald M. Weinberg...
The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully Becoming a Technical Leader: An Organic Problem-Solving Approach The Psychology of Computer Programming An Introduction to General Systems Thinking (Silver Anniversary Edition) Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method

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