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Publisher's Summary

You're already a great coder, but awesome coding chops aren't always enough to get you through your toughest projects. You need these 50+ nuggets of wisdom. Veteran programmers: reinvigorate your passion for developing web applications. New programmers: here's the guidance you need to get started. With this book, you'll think about your job in new and enlightened ways.
The Developer's Code isn't about the code you write, it's about the code you live by.
There are no trite superlatives here. Packed with lessons learned from more than a decade of software development experience, author Ka Wai Cheung takes you through the programming profession from nearly every angle to uncover ways of sustaining a healthy connection with your work.
You'll see how to stay productive even on the longest projects. You'll create a workflow that works with you, not against you. And you'll learn how to deal with clients whose goals don't align with your own. If you don't handle them just right, issues such as these can crush even the most seasoned, motivated developer. But with the right approach, you can transcend these common problems and become the professional developer you want to be.
In more than 50 nuggets of wisdom, you'll learn:

Why many traditional approaches to process and development roles in this industry are wrong - and how to sniff them out.
Why you must always say "no" to the software pet project and open-ended timelines
How to incorporate code generation into your development process, and why its benefits go far beyond just faster code output
What to do when your client or end user disagrees with an approach you believe in
How to pay your knowledge forward to future generations of programmers through teaching and evangelism

If you're in this industry for the long run, you'll be coming back to this book again and again.
©2012 Ka Wai Cheung (P)2017 Spoken Word Inc
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By Julia on 11-24-17

Save yourself the time to listen to this

I listened to the whole thing and there was not much in it.
I got the impulse, that maybe I should get a book about code generation (then again maybe not, because my framework does for me, what the author needs to generate code for).
Then there was the bit of wisdom that being able to do something does not mean you can teach it, but is that news?
And thinking about his login example and the fact he seems to have to justify buying a new computer after 7!! years (after all he could just have upgraded the old one (eye roll)) I have severe doubts on how serious a developer this guy is.
I nearly stopped listening altogether when he outlined why being a project manager is real hard work, probably he is a project manager who occasionally write a line of code and lost contact with reality, like most of them do. (I have to admit that I am currently the sole developer on a project with 3 project managers that have stopped to fill me in what they discuss with the client, so I have stopped developing and somehow the project seems to miss its deadlines (double eye roll)).
I should have stopped listening and gotten my credit back, but the book was so short that I missed my chance.

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