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The Programmer's Brain: improve the way you learn and think about code

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The Programmer’s Brain explores the way your brain works when it’s thinking about code. In it, you’ll master practical ways to apply these cognitive principles to your daily programming life. You’ll improve your code comprehension by turning confusion into a learning tool, and pick up awesome techniques for reading code and quickly memorizing syntax. This practical guide includes tips for creating your own flashcards and study resources that can be applied to any new language you want to master. By the time you’re done, you’ll not only be better at teaching yourself—you’ll be an expert at bringing new colleagues and junior programmers up to speed.

Learn more about the book here: https://bit.ly/39gKx9J

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The Programmer's Brain: improve the way you learn and think about code

  1. 1. Programming your brain with The Programmer’s Brain. Take 40% off by entering slhermans into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com.
  2. 2. Your brain responds in a predictable way when it encounters new or difficult tasks. Understanding the cognitive functions that govern the way your brain thinks about coding will help you work smarter, not harder. You’ll improve your productivity, reduce your need for constant rewrites, and say goodbye to spending late nights struggling with new languages.
  3. 3. The Programmer’s Brain teaches you how to optimize your brain’s natural cognitive processes to read code more easily, write code faster, and pick up new languages in much less time. This book will help you through the confusion you feel when faced with strange and complex code, and explain a codebase in ways that can make a new team member productive in days! An example flash card
  4. 4. The Programmer’s Brain explores the way your brain works when it’s thinking about code. In it, you’ll master practical ways to apply these cognitive principles to your daily programming life. By the time you’re done, you’ll not only be better at teaching yourself— you’ll be an expert at bringing new colleagues and junior programmers up to speed. Hierarchical file system Network
  5. 5. What people are saying about the book: Your brain is your most important tool. This book helps you hone that tool, and become more skilled at using it. -Mike Hewitson This book is equally valuable and useful for every programmer, whether you're just learning your first programming language, or if you're an experienced polyglot working as a lead programmer. -Kent R. Spillner
  6. 6. About the author: Dr. Felienne Hermans is an associate professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She has spent the last decade researching learning and teaching programming. Felienne is an award- winning educator, the creator of the Hedy programming language for novice programmers, and a host of Software Engineering Radio—one of the world’s largest programming podcasts. STM = short-term memory LTM = long-term memory How does your brain remember code?
  7. 7. Take 40% off The Programmer’s Brain by entering slhermans into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com. If you want to learn more about the book, you can preview its contents on our browser-based liveBook platform here.

The Programmer’s Brain explores the way your brain works when it’s thinking about code. In it, you’ll master practical ways to apply these cognitive principles to your daily programming life. You’ll improve your code comprehension by turning confusion into a learning tool, and pick up awesome techniques for reading code and quickly memorizing syntax. This practical guide includes tips for creating your own flashcards and study resources that can be applied to any new language you want to master. By the time you’re done, you’ll not only be better at teaching yourself—you’ll be an expert at bringing new colleagues and junior programmers up to speed. Learn more about the book here: https://bit.ly/39gKx9J

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