Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Pragmatic Programmer

4 key take-aways : 

1. Design with concurrency in mind.
 - i.e. assume that you are designing a multi threaded application
even though you may be designing a single threaded app.
It helps you to design cleanly and avoid temporal coupling.

Temporal coupling -> a;b; works but b;a; does not.
i.e. order of execution is critical.

An application designed in such a way(threadsafe) will
scale better, and if need be , can be adapted to multi-threaded

2. Get better at command line tools : awk/sed/gawk/for each/perl/grep etc.

3. Learn a new programming language every year

4. Read a technical book every quarter.

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