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
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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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

  • Marcus
    Aug 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Almost dropped reading because of social justice chapters but code chapters are great. ...

    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! ...

    Really insightful chapters. It was well-organized and interesting to someone in the industry. ...

    Fairly boring if you are a coder. I am sure that somehow ironically self-identifies me as a coder. ...

    How low has journalism fallen. Tracy Kidder's Soul of a New Machine it is not. The author is uninformed on the subject matter itself and uncritically regurgitates interviews, news articles and other people's opinions with zero insight. Most of the book has nothing to do with software e...

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

    The real title is ?Everything Wrong With Coders.? ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

  • Buddy Scalera
    Jul 13, 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

  • Padraic
    Jul 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Almost dropped reading because of social justice chapters but code chapters are great. ...

    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! ...

    Really insightful chapters. It was well-organized and interesting to someone in the industry. ...

    Fairly boring if you are a coder. I am sure that somehow ironically self-identifies me as a coder. ...

  • Peter Tillman
    Jun 28, 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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. ...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

  • Paul
    Jul 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Almost dropped reading because of social justice chapters but code chapters are great. ...

    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! ...

    Really insightful chapters. It was well-organized and interesting to someone in the industry. ...

    Fairly boring if you are a coder. I am sure that somehow ironically self-identifies me as a coder. ...

    How low has journalism fallen. Tracy Kidder's Soul of a New Machine it is not. The author is uninformed on the subject matter itself and uncritically regurgitates interviews, news articles and other people's opinions with zero insight. Most of the book has nothing to do with software e...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

  • catinca.ciornei
    May 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Almost dropped reading because of social justice chapters but code chapters are great. ...

    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! ...

    Really insightful chapters. It was well-organized and interesting to someone in the industry. ...

    Fairly boring if you are a coder. I am sure that somehow ironically self-identifies me as a coder. ...

    How low has journalism fallen. Tracy Kidder's Soul of a New Machine it is not. The author is uninformed on the subject matter itself and uncritically regurgitates interviews, news articles and other people's opinions with zero insight. Most of the book has nothing to do with software e...

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

    The real title is ?Everything Wrong With Coders.? ...

    Enjoyable read, about a bona fide fascinating issue: what's up with coding and with these young wildly successful people writing it? Since Clive Thompson possess the gift of crisp, intriguing writing, and he's been scribbling about the tech industry for decades, I as reader was treated...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Almost dropped reading because of social justice chapters but code chapters are great. ...

    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! ...

    Really insightful chapters. It was well-organized and interesting to someone in the industry. ...

    Fairly boring if you are a coder. I am sure that somehow ironically self-identifies me as a coder. ...

    How low has journalism fallen. Tracy Kidder's Soul of a New Machine it is not. The author is uninformed on the subject matter itself and uncritically regurgitates interviews, news articles and other people's opinions with zero insight. Most of the book has nothing to do with software e...

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

    The real title is ?Everything Wrong With Coders.? ...

    Enjoyable read, about a bona fide fascinating issue: what's up with coding and with these young wildly successful people writing it? Since Clive Thompson possess the gift of crisp, intriguing writing, and he's been scribbling about the tech industry for decades, I as reader was treated...

    Coders, The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World Coders is the latest book I read. Its about computer programmers. What it takes to be a programmer, what programmers actually do, which could be blue-collar work, hackers, etc. The book takes a much darker tone at the e...

    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...

  • Viktor Khotimcheko
    Jun 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Almost dropped reading because of social justice chapters but code chapters are great. ...

  • Lando Figuero
    Jun 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Almost dropped reading because of social justice chapters but code chapters are great. ...

    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! ...

    Really insightful chapters. It was well-organized and interesting to someone in the industry. ...

    Fairly boring if you are a coder. I am sure that somehow ironically self-identifies me as a coder. ...

    How low has journalism fallen. Tracy Kidder's Soul of a New Machine it is not. The author is uninformed on the subject matter itself and uncritically regurgitates interviews, news articles and other people's opinions with zero insight. Most of the book has nothing to do with software e...

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

    The real title is ?Everything Wrong With Coders.? ...

    Enjoyable read, about a bona fide fascinating issue: what's up with coding and with these young wildly successful people writing it? Since Clive Thompson possess the gift of crisp, intriguing writing, and he's been scribbling about the tech industry for decades, I as reader was treated...

    Coders, The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World Coders is the latest book I read. Its about computer programmers. What it takes to be a programmer, what programmers actually do, which could be blue-collar work, hackers, etc. The book takes a much darker tone at the e...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Almost dropped reading because of social justice chapters but code chapters are great. ...

    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! ...

    Really insightful chapters. It was well-organized and interesting to someone in the industry. ...

    Fairly boring if you are a coder. I am sure that somehow ironically self-identifies me as a coder. ...

    How low has journalism fallen. Tracy Kidder's Soul of a New Machine it is not. The author is uninformed on the subject matter itself and uncritically regurgitates interviews, news articles and other people's opinions with zero insight. Most of the book has nothing to do with software e...

    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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Andy Foster
    Aug 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Almost dropped reading because of social justice chapters but code chapters are great. ...

    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! ...

  • Anna S
    Aug 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A fascinating and easy-to-read guide to the modern software world; who becomes programmers and why, who gets excluded, the impact that just a few people have on the world, and the problems that having so many white males has brought about. This book particularly revolves around the...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Thoughtful, well-researched analysis of coder culture. Excellent writing and pacing. The first half of the book is insightful and is difficult to put down. The author even provides personal insight into his own experiences as a coder, which rounds out the narrative in a compelling and ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    Almost dropped reading because of social justice chapters but code chapters are great. ...

    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! ...

    Really insightful chapters. It was well-organized and interesting to someone in the industry. ...

  • 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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...

    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 ...

    A good book by a good writer. Here's the review that led me to read it: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... If I were you, I'd read that first. Back already? The book suffers a bit by the chapters starting life (mostly) as magazine articles. But Thompson has done his homework...

    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...