- He’s a die-hard command-line user (never touches the mouse)
- He works in an extreme-programming environment (never codes more than 40 hours a week)
- He’s concerned about IP contamination of his code (if that isn’t why he kisses his black duck, I don’t want to know about it)
- He owns a penknife (how else do you sharpen a pencil as thick as your forearm?)
- He never consults his reference library
If you’re a techie, you probably have a few reference books on your shelf. Are they all gathering dust, like the ones in the Pocket Geek game? Or has one made a real difference to your skills and productivity as a software developer?
Think of it this way: If the Pocket Geek were to read one book that would raise his productivity to new heights, what would it be? The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Extreme Programming Pocket Guide? The Joy of C?