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Discussion on: What are some "classic reads" in programming?

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Erik Dietrich

Wow, you've got me in there with some pretty impressive company. If you'd told me 10 years ago that I'd be mentioned alongside Dave Thomas, Andy Hunt, and Joel Spolsky in a a round-up, I'd have spit out my coffee. Thanks for the mention of the Expert Beginner posts :D

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edouard-mangel

Oh man, your blog post about expert beginner made such an impact on me and my career!

I hope you'll read this because I'm really grateful I got the chance to read it when I did. I was in a company for which what you describe in the article is the exact description. I am a junior dev, and I thought I was lame and that I would never be a good developper, and that my only way out was to get a project management job as soon as possible.
Since I read your post I quit from that company because I understood I would never learn anything good, I learned a lot from books, and even though I still have a lot to do to be good at what I do, your post was the tipping point where I decided to change my working environment. My clients have been happy about my job since that, and I learned to love coding again!

Thank you!

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Benjamin Trent

It's good :D. I remember reading it when it came out. Sent it to everyone I knew.

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Abdullah Di'bas • Edited

@ Erik Dietrich I've just completed reading your post, and I find it very interesting. Thanks @Benjamin for mentioning this.