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The rules to break and how to break them
Sedat Kapanoglu
  • December 2021
  • ISBN 9781617298370
  • 272 pages
  • printed in black & white
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I've just finished the digital copy of this content-packed 274 pages of insightful technical guide and it definitely goes onto my list of useful sources for software developers, CS students, and even technical leads.

Asil Çetin-Aufricht, Team Lead, Software Development, KPMG Austria
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Computer science theory quickly collides with the harsh reality of professional software development. This wickedly smart and devilishly funny beginner's guide shows you how to get the job done by prioritizing tasks, making quick decisions, and knowing which rules to break.

In Street Coder you will learn:

  • Data types, algorithms, and data structures for speedy software development
  • Putting "bad" practices to good use
  • Learn to love testing
  • Embrace code breaks and become friends with failure
  • Beginner-friendly insight on code optimization, asynchronous programming, parallelization, and refactoring

Street Coder: Rules to break and how to break them is a programmer's survival guide, full of tips, tricks, and hacks that will make you a more efficient programmer. It takes the best practices you learn in a computer science class and deconstructs them to show when they’re beneficial—and when they aren't!

This book's rebel mindset challenges status quo thinking and exposes the important skills you need on the job. You'll learn the crucial importance of algorithms and data structures, turn programming chores into programming pleasures, and shatter dogmatic principles keeping you from your full potential. Welcome to the streets!

about the technology

Fresh-faced CS grads, bootcampers, and other junior developers lack a vital quality: the “street smarts” of experience. To succeed in software, you need the skills and discipline to put theory into action. You also need to know when to go rogue and break the unbreakable rules. Th is book is your survival guide.

about the book

Street Coder teaches you how to handle the realities of day-to-day coding as a software developer. Self-taught guru Sedat Kapanoğlu shares down-and-dirty advice that’s rooted in his personal hands-on experience, not abstract theory or ivory-tower ideology. You’ll learn how to adapt what you’ve learned from books and classes to the challenges you’ll face on the job. As you go, you’ll get tips on everything from technical implementations to handling a paranoid manager.

what's inside

  • Beginner-friendly insights on code optimization, parallelization, and refactoring
  • Put “bad” practices to good use
  • Learn to love testing
  • Embrace code breaks and become friends with failure

about the reader

For new programmers. Examples in C#.

about the author

Sedat Kapanoglu is a self-taught programmer with more than 25 years of experience, including a stint at Microsoft.

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This is the book that I wish I’d had when I started in the world of application development.

Janek López, Fosh Tech

This is one book I will be re-reading.

Brent Honadel

I started my career as a street coder, and wish I had read this book at that time so I could have avoided many detours and saved a few years of my career.

Xu Yang, Ansteel Group

There are few books which a developer or an architect can keep in their bookshelf forever. This is one such book.

Tiklu Ganguly

A fantastic read, particularly for developers just beginning their first proper job in the industry, but also a worthwhile investment for more experienced developers.

Jonny Nisbet

A must-read for every developer level!

Vincent Delcoigne, Wavenet

In the real world you have some tough decisions to make and the formal theory that you learned in your CS study or courses won't be enough—thus I really appreciate the message that this book delivers: know what matters in the streets, be questioning and results-driven, and embrace complexity and ambiguity.

Asil Çetin-Aufricht, Team Lead, Software Development, KPMG Austria

I find the "streets" metaphor of the book especially on point.

Asil Çetin-Aufricht, Team Lead, Software Development, KPMG Austria
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