This book applies to you.
If you are a corporate programmer, this book could save your professional life. If you dont read it, you may well become one of the many who have been laid off as programming work is shipped offshore. Or you may be the one downsized in your department in favor of programmers your IT director considers more innovative and productive.
Are you scared yet?
Your career is on the line.
I have mentored, or observed , programmers who became millionaires by using the principles and techniques in this book. What they do have, and what youll need, are innate ability, intense focus, the will to succeed, and an understanding of the principles I set forth in this book.
Make no mistake: this book will show you how to become far more productive and well-compensated than you are now. Youll learn how to deal with the problems you face on the job, whether youre a programmer, an analyst, or a consultant. The book will also point out what not to dothe habits that hurt your ability to make money, earn advancement, or even to stay on the job.
You will discover, when youre at work on a project, that learning the language is only a small part of a programmers job. This book aims to counsel you about all the other things you need to know.