Pete’s Professional Programmers Playlist
In the video above I tell you a short story of why my professional programmers playlist matters. When I see someone do good work, I feel obliged to acknowledge their valuable service. In just 1.5 hours you’ll get the essentials of some of the best work I’ve seen over the years. The books and videos I recommend are an endorsement of that specific work. It doesn’t mean that I therefore agree with the most outrageous things the author has ever proclaimed. We live in strange times where it’s necessary to make that clear.
If you can’t take a joke, I can’t take you seriouslyPeter Whelan
- The Clean Coder by Robert Martin is the first book I recommend for professional programmers or those considering the profession.
- Surprisingly, the second book I recommend has nothing to do with programming. It’s life and career advice from Dilbert creator Scott Adams.
- Any subject published by https://www.murach.com that is of interest to you. If Murach publishes it, they are my first choice. I wish they had more titles.
- The Pragmatic Programmer by Dave Thomas and Andrew Hunt
- Test Driven Development by Kent Beck
- Refactoring by Martin Fowler
- Passwords every programmer must have a good system in place
- Multi Factor Authentication is part of securing your accounts
- Mental Models by Shane Parrish of Farnham Street
- Clean Code by Robert Martin
- Scrum – The art of doing twice as much in half the time by Jeff Sutherland
- Add public speaking to your skill stack, if you want to. Check out Toastmasters
- Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug. Required reading for UX design. It’s easy to see WHAT visitors are doing on your website, usability testing reveals WHY.