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The rules to break and how to break them
Sedat Kapanoglu
  • MEAP began October 2020
  • Publication in January 2022 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617298370
  • 255 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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An incredible book to learn the craft of software development through a new perspective: One that is not fueled by religion or blind following of best practices, but one that actively challenges best practices and thus requires you to think about their pros and cons.

Sebastian Felling
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Software development isn't an "ivory tower" exercise. Street coders get the job done by prioritizing tasks, making quick decisions, and knowing which rules to break.

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. 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.

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Every new coder starts out with a lot of theory; the "street smarts" come with experience. To be successful, you need to know how to put theory into action, understand why "best practices" are the best, and know when to go rogue and break the unbreakable rules.

about the book

Street Coder: Rules to break and how to break them is a guide for beginner programmers making their move from learner to developer. Written by self-taught pro Sedat Kapanoglu, 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! The easy-to-follow C# examples easily translate to any modern programming language.

In this practical guide, you'll learn how some antipatterns and "bad" programming practices can actually be put to good use, and develop an ever-questioning mindset for assessing techniques on their own merits. This book is built on the kind of challenges you'll face on the job—from technical projects like building a search feature, to succeeding in a dysfunctional team with a paranoid manager. When you're done, you'll be street smart and ready to start creating efficient software.

what's inside

  • 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

about the reader

For new programmers with basic knowledge of C# or another OO language like Python or Java.

about the author

Sedat Kapanoglu is a self-taught programmer with more than 25 years of experience, including a stint at Microsoft as a software engineer. He is the creator of Ekşi Sözlük, the number one social media platform for Turkish-speaking audiences.

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This is like having a mentor in a book who is sharing all their mistakes and notes on what they've learned in a nice little package.

Joseph Perenia

A fun, broad, and deep conversation with an experienced programmer about coding, packed with practical advice.

Adail Retamal

I wish I could read this book several years ago, thus, I could have saved a lot of time.

Xu Yang

Contains the pragmatism an experienced software developer has gained over the years of being at the trenches (or streets as he prefers to call it).

Orlando Méndez Morales

Great book for the new and used,self-taught, formally educated, and otherwise curious programmers doing dirt -aka street coders.

Robert Wilk