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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 the computer programmer. Returning to topics that are strikingly relevant to today's issues in programming, Gerald M. Weinberg provides a characteristically fresh perspective on his original insights, highlighting the similarities and differences between now and then. Using a conversational style that invites the reader to join him, Weinberg reunites with some of his most enduring, straight-from-the-heart observations on the human side of software engineering. Dorset 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 lessons. From the Epilogue "...the reader who has really been touched by this book will start to work on the operating system he carries around in his own central processing unit -- his head. That will be his reward."
This book has a wealth of information on how programmers work when in groups, and is a useful read for both managers and individual contributors alike. Read morePublished on Dec 21 2003 by Lars Bergstrom
The book's present-day relevance was amazing. The similarities in the behavior and interaction of the programmers of today and the programmers of old provides a unique perspective. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2001 by David H. Hoover
Some younger programmers may get impatient with the Weinberg's references to obsolete activities, such as keypunching and submitting a debugging run, but they shouldn't stop... Read morePublished on June 24 2001 by Conrad H. Weisert
I've read dozens of books in this area; I was disappointed with this book. A lot of the material is dated (and I'm not interested in learning PL/1 and JCL). Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2000
Not quite a review. Hope this isn't too badly out of place.
The original edition of this book is still high on my list of professional references. Read more
One of the growing movements in software development is the use of patterns. Based on the work of Christopher Alexander as described in his books, A Pattern Language, Oxford... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2000 by Charles Ashbacher
What prompted me to buy and read this book was Steve McConnel's recommendation in Code Complete. After reading Psychology from cover to cover, I have become a Weinberg fan! Read morePublished on Nov. 28 1999 by Iyad El-Baghdadi