Ep. 50

The Pragmatic Programmer Part I

August 24, 2015


Dave Thomas

Programmer, professor, Pragmatic Bookshelf

Dave is a programmer and adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University


Dave Thomas has done a lot for the programming community. He coined the phrase “DRY” (Don’t Repeat Yourself). He popularized the idea of code katas. He was one of the signers of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, and he's the founder of the Pragmatic Bookshelf publishing company. But despite all that, he refers to himself as simply a programmer. In this episode, he shares his own coding journey, gives advice to new developers on how to navigate the mountain of information available, and how he ended up becoming a publisher.

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