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1. Introduction > Why a Book on Programmer Productivity?

Why a Book on Programmer Productivity?

I work for ThoughtWorks, an international consulting company of about 1,000 employees spread across 6 countries. Because we are traveling consultants (especially in the U.S.), we are a demographically very young company. It came to pass at one of our company outings (where beverages were served) that I starting chatting with one of the People people. She asked me how old I was and I told her. Then, she gave me an off-handed compliment(?): “Wow, you’re old enough to add diversity to the company!” That sparked some thoughts. I’ve been developing software for many years (cue the maudlin “Back in my day, we had kerosene-powered computers…”). During that time, I’ve observed an interesting ph....running


  

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