At the beginning of this year, I read the 20th-anniversary edition of “The Pragmatic Programmer”, which is one of the most important books on software development and even is used in university courses.
There’s a lot of valuable content in the book, too much to fit in a blog post. That’s why I picked the topics that most resonated with me and summarized them. For some, I also included some insights on how I integrated them into my work.
I also took some time to illustrate the cover a little better, inspired by the tools of a woodworker that the authors talk about in the book 🛠.
There’s a new page on my site, which includes the books that I most liked reading this year. They’re not all directly programming related, but I feel like they’d be valuable for other software developers that want to improve their programming and soft skills.
Especially the book “Deep Work” contains a lot of useful advice on how to be more productive in a world where distractions constantly try to pull you away from doing focused (“deep”) work.
I also added a new logo for triggering the dark mode. Making this illustration in Adobe Illustrator took me much longer than expected, but I think it turned out all right :)
Thanks for reading and have a good week.