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The Career Programmer: Guerilla Tactics for an Imperfect World (Expert's Voice)

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The Barnes & Noble Review
For years, The Career Programmer has been the definitive guide for programmers who want to succeed in the workplace. It's still that. But in today's age of outsourcing, when you're lucky to even have a pointy-haired boss, it's more. This Second Edition is a terrific guide to getting hired, evading age discrimination, even hanging out your own s
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Paperback, Second Edition , 264 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Apress (first published January 17th 2002)
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Rod Hilton
Oct 16, 2012 Rod Hilton rated it did not like it
"The Career Programmer" is meant to be a dispensation of wisdom from a sage, a book that gives younger programmers keen insights from someone who has been in the industry for a long, long time. Unfortunately, it comes across as an anachronism, like the book time-traveled out of the 80's. While reading it, I felt compelled to double-check the publication year, and was absolutely astonished that it was printed in 2006. The "wisdom" of the book is so hopelessly out of date with the current state of ...more
Chun Kit Lee
Jul 29, 2010 Chun Kit Lee rated it really liked it
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Mat Anderson
Jan 12, 2014 Mat Anderson rated it liked it
I enjoyed the read and would recommend it to any programmer. Gives good advice on perceiving the culture of your organization and learning the warning signs that signal either you've overstayed your welcome or that it's time to abandon ship like any good rat would.

I've seen these situations play out several times.
Randoll
Aug 21, 2010 Randoll rated it liked it
It was an OK-reading. Definitely a tactical book for a developers -- to be smart in dealing with corporate politics.
Lori Grant
A should-read book on office politics which will happen to you and around you whether you participate in politics or not.
Matthew Gifford
Jan 01, 2016 Matthew Gifford rated it did not like it
This book is for people who would rather write estimates and requirements documents than code. If the tactics described within sound helpful, you need to get a new job.
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