Team Geek : A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/18/2012
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc

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As a software engineer, you're great with computer languages, compilers, debuggers, and algorithms. And in a perfect world, those who produce the best code are the most successful. But in our perfectly messy world, success also depends on how you work with people to get your job done. In this highly entertaining book, Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman cover basic patterns and anti-patterns for working with other people, teams, and users while trying to develop software. It's valuable information from two respected software engineers whose popular video series, "Working with Poisonous People", has attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers. You'll learn how to deal with imperfect people-those irrational and unpredictable beings-in the course of your work. And you'll discover why playing well with others is at least as important as having great technical skills. By internalizing the techniques in this book, you'll get more software written, be more influential, be happier in your career.

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. xi
Mission Statementp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xix
The Myth of the Genius Programmerp. 1
Building an Awesome Team Culturep. 25
Every Boat Needs a Captainp. 53
Dealing with Poisonous Peoplep. 85
The Art of Organizational Manipulationp. 103
Users are People, Toop. 129
Epiloguep. 157
Further Readingp. 159
Indexp. 161
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