Pragmatic Thinking and Learning : Refactor Your Wetware (Paperback)

Andy Hunt



Printed in full color.

Software development happens in your head. Not in an editor, IDE, or designtool. You're well educated on how to work with software and hardware, but what about wetware--our own brains? Learning new skills and new technology is critical to your career, and it's all in your head.

In this book by Andy Hunt, you'll learn how our brains are wired, and how to take advantage of your brain's architecture. You'll learn new tricks and tipsto learn more, faster, and retain more of what you learn.

You need a pragmatic approach to thinking and learning. You need to Refactor Your Wetware.

Programmers have to learn constantly; not just the stereotypical new technologies, but also the problem domain of the application, the whims of the user community, the quirks of your teammates, the shifting sands of the industry, and the evolving characteristics of the project itself as it is built.

We'll journey together through bits of cognitive and neuroscience, learning and behavioral theory. You'll see some surprising aspects of how our brains work, and how you can take advantage of the system to improve your own learning and thinking skills.

In this book you'll learn how to:

  • Use the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition to become more expert
  • Leverage the architecture of the brain to strengthen different thinking modes
  • Avoid common "known bugs" in your mind
  • Learn more deliberately and more effectively
  • Manage knowledge more efficiently





在這本由Andy Hunt撰寫的書中,你將學習到我們的大腦是如何連接的,以及如何利用你的大腦結構的優勢。你將學習到一些學習更多、更快速並保留更多所學知識的新技巧和貼士。





  • 使用Dreyfus技能獲取模型來提升專業能力

  • 利用大腦結構來增強不同的思考模式

  • 避免心智中常見的「已知錯誤」

  • 更有目的地、更有效地學習

  • 更有效地管理知識