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I think the information is wrong. This book isn't copyright The Pragmatic Programmers, it's published by Addison Wesley. After Pp was written, then the Prags went off and started writing and publishing their own books.

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In the List of group-0 ISBN publisher codes there is a ISBN group number 9776166 assigned for "The Pragmatic Programmer" that links to here. But here there is an ISBN 0-201-xxx given which is assigned to Addison Wesley. Why the difference? --RokerHRO (talk) 22:00, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Deleting the section for "Series"[edit]

It's not clear to me that listing the series of other books from the "Pragmatic Bookshelf" really belongs in this article. It seems like an advertisement for the other books. People who like the first book and want more are perfectly capable of using google. Deleted. superbatfish (talk) 01:52, 15 October 2012 (UTC)


First discussed, in C/C+ Users Journal (Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 31 May 2016. <>) as the journeyman ins and outs of modules and discussing the environment of DLLs, static and loading. It has been confused with Ruby. The Delphi or COM object programming in compilers and enablers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:41, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Merger Proposal[edit]

I propose that Kata (programming) be merged into The Pragmatic Programmer. The code katas article is short and not very notable but it's an important part of the book. --OMouse (talk) 01:00, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

While said book seems to have coined the term, the idea of code katas has evolved. Currently I'd consider it to be something independent that slowly picks up pace. It is a means for former programmers to retain some of their original skills. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:45, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm voting to keeping Kata seperate, since it's small but discrete topic in it's own right Duncan.Hull (talk) 16:40, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

I'd also vote to keep Kata seperate as it is it's own concept and therefore I think people will search for the term without any knowledge of its existence in any other print WatkinsDev (talk) 14:11, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

As the discussion has little evolved since 2014, and that I agree that this should be separated, (because the two subject are widely different and deserve their own article) I remove the merge proposition. Xavier Combelle (talk) 16:03, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Deserves own article?[edit]

Is this book really so influential or important that it deserves an entire (though small) article? Drpixie (talk) 02:49, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

It apparently coined the pretty well-known term 'rubber duck debugging'. Radiodef (talk) 16:50, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
@Drpixie for what it worth, it is regularly quote as one of the best book to read for a programmer (in my professional opinion rightly so). so it can be think as important. Xavier Combelle (talk) 16:05, 11 September 2016 (UTC)