Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers - where they come from, how they think, what makes for greatness in their world, and what should give us pause. You use software nearly every instant you're awake. And this may sound weirdly obvious, but every s From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive anthropological reckoning with the most powerful...

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Title:Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
Author:Clive Thompson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0735220565
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World Reviews

  • David Ward
    Apr 30, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

  • Mehrsa
    Apr 20, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

  • Beth
    May 02, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

    Clive shares a much needed written perspective on a powerful and curious group of folks. I graduated from a boot camp (Prime in Mpls) almost two years ago and have enjoyed working as a ?full stack?-ish dev since then. Based on that experience much of what Clive wrote about coders r...

    I came into this book extremely skeptical - I work in tech and totally expected this to be an outsider-looking-in survey of coders that didn't really capture what I know. I was delighted to find out this wasn't the case. Thompson does excellent work in the book, walking through the ...

    Some author context-setting, from the OneZero interview referenced below: "I wrote the book primarily for people who aren?t coders to help them understand who these people are and what they do all day, so the average person can understand what?s going on in the technological wor...

    Very compelling and insightful text on the ins and outs of programming as a vocation. Thompson, an experienced tech journalist for Wired who started coding himself when he was a child, explores the history of computer programming and the occupational traits of programmers; the deep...

    Coders is filled with captivating anecdotes of people who have shaped the software industry, and it provides a much needed historical and human perspective. As a "coder" myself, I got more out of it than I thought I would. It's helpful to get an outsider's view on the industry to rethi...

    Good overview of the history, practice, and sociology of coding and it's impact on the modern world. Covers most of the famous and infamous coding-related stories from Lady Ada, ENIAC girls, legendary '56 Dartmouth AI summit, university computer labs and emergence of geek coding cultur...

    Coders is a wonderful book that provides a detailed history of computer science and coding while also discussing the ramifications of the growth of this "new tribe" on society. Before reading this book, the totality of my knowledge regarding coding and coders was comprised of watching ...

    Thompson takes a deep look at coders: people who write software code. He looks at who coders are, the history of coding, the act of coding, the current problems with coding and a look at where coding may be heading. As a former coder myself, I identified with the satisfaction coding br...

    I'm listening to this in audio. He gets to chapter 3 & starts talking about how people who work on computer code tend to like to talk to the machine more than to people. Machines, after all, do what you tell them to do. This isn't, of course, necessarily what you want them to do. ;...

  • David
    Apr 08, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

    Clive shares a much needed written perspective on a powerful and curious group of folks. I graduated from a boot camp (Prime in Mpls) almost two years ago and have enjoyed working as a ?full stack?-ish dev since then. Based on that experience much of what Clive wrote about coders r...

    I came into this book extremely skeptical - I work in tech and totally expected this to be an outsider-looking-in survey of coders that didn't really capture what I know. I was delighted to find out this wasn't the case. Thompson does excellent work in the book, walking through the ...

    Some author context-setting, from the OneZero interview referenced below: "I wrote the book primarily for people who aren?t coders to help them understand who these people are and what they do all day, so the average person can understand what?s going on in the technological wor...

    Very compelling and insightful text on the ins and outs of programming as a vocation. Thompson, an experienced tech journalist for Wired who started coding himself when he was a child, explores the history of computer programming and the occupational traits of programmers; the deep...

    Coders is filled with captivating anecdotes of people who have shaped the software industry, and it provides a much needed historical and human perspective. As a "coder" myself, I got more out of it than I thought I would. It's helpful to get an outsider's view on the industry to rethi...

    Good overview of the history, practice, and sociology of coding and it's impact on the modern world. Covers most of the famous and infamous coding-related stories from Lady Ada, ENIAC girls, legendary '56 Dartmouth AI summit, university computer labs and emergence of geek coding cultur...

    Coders is a wonderful book that provides a detailed history of computer science and coding while also discussing the ramifications of the growth of this "new tribe" on society. Before reading this book, the totality of my knowledge regarding coding and coders was comprised of watching ...

    Thompson takes a deep look at coders: people who write software code. He looks at who coders are, the history of coding, the act of coding, the current problems with coding and a look at where coding may be heading. As a former coder myself, I identified with the satisfaction coding br...

  • Pete
    Apr 05, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

  • Weixiang
    Apr 16, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

    Clive shares a much needed written perspective on a powerful and curious group of folks. I graduated from a boot camp (Prime in Mpls) almost two years ago and have enjoyed working as a ?full stack?-ish dev since then. Based on that experience much of what Clive wrote about coders r...

    I came into this book extremely skeptical - I work in tech and totally expected this to be an outsider-looking-in survey of coders that didn't really capture what I know. I was delighted to find out this wasn't the case. Thompson does excellent work in the book, walking through the ...

    Some author context-setting, from the OneZero interview referenced below: "I wrote the book primarily for people who aren?t coders to help them understand who these people are and what they do all day, so the average person can understand what?s going on in the technological wor...

    Very compelling and insightful text on the ins and outs of programming as a vocation. Thompson, an experienced tech journalist for Wired who started coding himself when he was a child, explores the history of computer programming and the occupational traits of programmers; the deep...

    Coders is filled with captivating anecdotes of people who have shaped the software industry, and it provides a much needed historical and human perspective. As a "coder" myself, I got more out of it than I thought I would. It's helpful to get an outsider's view on the industry to rethi...

    Good overview of the history, practice, and sociology of coding and it's impact on the modern world. Covers most of the famous and infamous coding-related stories from Lady Ada, ENIAC girls, legendary '56 Dartmouth AI summit, university computer labs and emergence of geek coding cultur...

    Coders is a wonderful book that provides a detailed history of computer science and coding while also discussing the ramifications of the growth of this "new tribe" on society. Before reading this book, the totality of my knowledge regarding coding and coders was comprised of watching ...

    Thompson takes a deep look at coders: people who write software code. He looks at who coders are, the history of coding, the act of coding, the current problems with coding and a look at where coding may be heading. As a former coder myself, I identified with the satisfaction coding br...

    I'm listening to this in audio. He gets to chapter 3 & starts talking about how people who work on computer code tend to like to talk to the machine more than to people. Machines, after all, do what you tell them to do. This isn't, of course, necessarily what you want them to do. ;...

    Great read on the anthropology of coder and thus the rise of the programmer culture. I was thinking that it may give me some insight into computational thinking but this was not it. I loved learning about the rise of women in technology, and the last section where we talked about b...

  • Eva
    Jun 10, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

  • Mal Warwick
    Apr 24, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

  • Gary  Beauregard Bottomley
    Jun 11, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

  • Ben
    Jun 10, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

    Clive shares a much needed written perspective on a powerful and curious group of folks. I graduated from a boot camp (Prime in Mpls) almost two years ago and have enjoyed working as a ?full stack?-ish dev since then. Based on that experience much of what Clive wrote about coders r...

    I came into this book extremely skeptical - I work in tech and totally expected this to be an outsider-looking-in survey of coders that didn't really capture what I know. I was delighted to find out this wasn't the case. Thompson does excellent work in the book, walking through the ...

  • Raghu
    May 03, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

    Clive shares a much needed written perspective on a powerful and curious group of folks. I graduated from a boot camp (Prime in Mpls) almost two years ago and have enjoyed working as a ?full stack?-ish dev since then. Based on that experience much of what Clive wrote about coders r...

    I came into this book extremely skeptical - I work in tech and totally expected this to be an outsider-looking-in survey of coders that didn't really capture what I know. I was delighted to find out this wasn't the case. Thompson does excellent work in the book, walking through the ...

    Some author context-setting, from the OneZero interview referenced below: "I wrote the book primarily for people who aren?t coders to help them understand who these people are and what they do all day, so the average person can understand what?s going on in the technological wor...

    Very compelling and insightful text on the ins and outs of programming as a vocation. Thompson, an experienced tech journalist for Wired who started coding himself when he was a child, explores the history of computer programming and the occupational traits of programmers; the deep...

    Coders is filled with captivating anecdotes of people who have shaped the software industry, and it provides a much needed historical and human perspective. As a "coder" myself, I got more out of it than I thought I would. It's helpful to get an outsider's view on the industry to rethi...

    Good overview of the history, practice, and sociology of coding and it's impact on the modern world. Covers most of the famous and infamous coding-related stories from Lady Ada, ENIAC girls, legendary '56 Dartmouth AI summit, university computer labs and emergence of geek coding cultur...

  • Yaniv
    Apr 05, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

    Clive shares a much needed written perspective on a powerful and curious group of folks. I graduated from a boot camp (Prime in Mpls) almost two years ago and have enjoyed working as a ?full stack?-ish dev since then. Based on that experience much of what Clive wrote about coders r...

    I came into this book extremely skeptical - I work in tech and totally expected this to be an outsider-looking-in survey of coders that didn't really capture what I know. I was delighted to find out this wasn't the case. Thompson does excellent work in the book, walking through the ...

    Some author context-setting, from the OneZero interview referenced below: "I wrote the book primarily for people who aren?t coders to help them understand who these people are and what they do all day, so the average person can understand what?s going on in the technological wor...

    Very compelling and insightful text on the ins and outs of programming as a vocation. Thompson, an experienced tech journalist for Wired who started coding himself when he was a child, explores the history of computer programming and the occupational traits of programmers; the deep...

  • Ken Hamner
    Apr 14, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

  • St Fu
    Apr 29, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

  • Sam
    Apr 10, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

  • Alja
    Apr 06, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

    Clive shares a much needed written perspective on a powerful and curious group of folks. I graduated from a boot camp (Prime in Mpls) almost two years ago and have enjoyed working as a ?full stack?-ish dev since then. Based on that experience much of what Clive wrote about coders r...

    I came into this book extremely skeptical - I work in tech and totally expected this to be an outsider-looking-in survey of coders that didn't really capture what I know. I was delighted to find out this wasn't the case. Thompson does excellent work in the book, walking through the ...

    Some author context-setting, from the OneZero interview referenced below: "I wrote the book primarily for people who aren?t coders to help them understand who these people are and what they do all day, so the average person can understand what?s going on in the technological wor...

    Very compelling and insightful text on the ins and outs of programming as a vocation. Thompson, an experienced tech journalist for Wired who started coding himself when he was a child, explores the history of computer programming and the occupational traits of programmers; the deep...

    Coders is filled with captivating anecdotes of people who have shaped the software industry, and it provides a much needed historical and human perspective. As a "coder" myself, I got more out of it than I thought I would. It's helpful to get an outsider's view on the industry to rethi...

  • Sallar
    May 02, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

  • Thomas John
    Apr 05, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

    Clive shares a much needed written perspective on a powerful and curious group of folks. I graduated from a boot camp (Prime in Mpls) almost two years ago and have enjoyed working as a ?full stack?-ish dev since then. Based on that experience much of what Clive wrote about coders r...

  • Peter O'Kelly
    May 12, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

    Clive shares a much needed written perspective on a powerful and curious group of folks. I graduated from a boot camp (Prime in Mpls) almost two years ago and have enjoyed working as a ?full stack?-ish dev since then. Based on that experience much of what Clive wrote about coders r...

    I came into this book extremely skeptical - I work in tech and totally expected this to be an outsider-looking-in survey of coders that didn't really capture what I know. I was delighted to find out this wasn't the case. Thompson does excellent work in the book, walking through the ...

    Some author context-setting, from the OneZero interview referenced below: "I wrote the book primarily for people who aren?t coders to help them understand who these people are and what they do all day, so the average person can understand what?s going on in the technological wor...

  • Sree Harsha Ramesh
    Apr 06, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

  • Johnny Au
    May 29, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

  • peg
    May 03, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

  • Ben Taylor
    May 05, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

  • Troy Harkin
    Apr 10, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

  • Magali
    Apr 30, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

  • Davis Parker
    Apr 08, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

    Clive Thompson provides a sharp, personal look at the world of coders: the people who write the software we use every second of every day. Refreshingly, Thompson understands that programmers aren't simply hoody-wearing 20-something white dudes. He has several long sections about pionee...

    As a sometime coder, I wanted to know about my tribe. Did I have one? Also, I sort of knew the author online (and his wife) though I don't think we'd ever had a direct conversation. Online life is like that. I was also surprised to find many other people I "knew" in the book. People li...

    Clive shares a much needed written perspective on a powerful and curious group of folks. I graduated from a boot camp (Prime in Mpls) almost two years ago and have enjoyed working as a ?full stack?-ish dev since then. Based on that experience much of what Clive wrote about coders r...

    I came into this book extremely skeptical - I work in tech and totally expected this to be an outsider-looking-in survey of coders that didn't really capture what I know. I was delighted to find out this wasn't the case. Thompson does excellent work in the book, walking through the ...

    Some author context-setting, from the OneZero interview referenced below: "I wrote the book primarily for people who aren?t coders to help them understand who these people are and what they do all day, so the average person can understand what?s going on in the technological wor...

    Very compelling and insightful text on the ins and outs of programming as a vocation. Thompson, an experienced tech journalist for Wired who started coding himself when he was a child, explores the history of computer programming and the occupational traits of programmers; the deep...

    Coders is filled with captivating anecdotes of people who have shaped the software industry, and it provides a much needed historical and human perspective. As a "coder" myself, I got more out of it than I thought I would. It's helpful to get an outsider's view on the industry to rethi...

    Good overview of the history, practice, and sociology of coding and it's impact on the modern world. Covers most of the famous and infamous coding-related stories from Lady Ada, ENIAC girls, legendary '56 Dartmouth AI summit, university computer labs and emergence of geek coding cultur...

    Coders is a wonderful book that provides a detailed history of computer science and coding while also discussing the ramifications of the growth of this "new tribe" on society. Before reading this book, the totality of my knowledge regarding coding and coders was comprised of watching ...

  • Murilo Queiroz
    May 24, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

  • Sope Williamson
    Apr 27, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

  • Frank Lee
    May 31, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...

    This is one of the best books I?ve read in a long time. I would definitely recommend reading this, especially if you?re a Software Engineer or somehow work in IT, or even if your partner is. I enjoyed every page of the book, but I especially liked the chapters about mental health...

    Once the author got past the myth busting surrounding programming and programmers there happened to be some worthwhile gems in this book. The myths needed to be busted but I would say most people who have lived in the real world already know those myths as myths. ?Google Bro? w...

    This is a very light survey of an the "idea" of coders. As someone who went to a coding bootcamp and codes often, sometimes professionally, it didn't scratch the itch I had. ...

    The first computer programmer was a woman. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote code in 1842-43 for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a computer that was never built. And a century later, when the first digital computers finally came into existence, the programmers were predom...

    This book is a look at coders and coding culture and every coder and system-thinker will probably love reading it. Because who doesn't love to hear about being INTJs and the joy of efficiency and the frustrations and patience required when chasing bugs. It definitely gave me the itch t...

    As someone that is joining a coding bootcamp in less than a week, I am really happy I found that book and decided to read it. As someone that just likes to read, I am even more happy to have read that book. I decided to read that book because it was supposed to draw an in-depth por...

    Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson (Penguin Press 2019) (005.1092). ?Coders? are those who create computer software code, and they are among the most influential people on the planet. We use and depend on software every minute of every...

    This book is an excellent psychological and social analysis of what software developers ("coders"), of many different ages and backgrounds, think, believe and behave, and what motivates them. Several times I had the sensation that the author was talking specifically about me, my co...

    An engaging read, and a neat packaging of the current topics in the mainstream discourse about technology. But, couldn't stop but get a feeling of déjà lu, as I follow the author's work on Wired, and the book seems more like a collection of opinion pieces in the same vein. ...

    Interesting to read but I realize I made the right decision when I decided to go into another branch of technology for a career! Coders work so many hours there would have been practically NO time for me to read my beloved novels!?? ...

    Very good book. Highly recommended. ...

    It's a pretty good overview of how coding originated, to where it is today. ...

    Being a newbie, I think this book motivated me a lot to really like software engineering. It showed the past and present of how computer programming has evolved, who and what was responsible for technologies and featured that changed the way the world interacts.. this is a great read! ...

    Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (2019) by Clive Thompson looks at who coders are, what they do and the culture that surrounds them. Thompson is a successful journalist who has written for various publications including Wired magazine.  The book star...

    An incredibly insightful and highly entertaining read about the people who have an impact on everyone of us in the 21st century. ...

    Clive Thompson's "Coders" is a long and verbose book which, ultimately, fails to deliver significant insights and focuses too much on transient hype, controversy, cherry-picked anecdotes, statistically weak research, frivolous pop-culture references and nitpicked factoids, all filtered...

  • Marks54
    Mar 31, 2019

    This is a really interesting anthropological account of coder culture--but actually, more broadly of tech culture. What I loved was his account of how these stereotypes of coders get made up and then they self-perpetuate because companies start to hire a certain profile. And then this ...

    This is a brand new business trade about the coding frenzy that has been around in recent years. It is well informed and well written. What I found most attractive about it was its intelligent discussion of coding and programming as an occupational structure and not just a passing fanc...