Psychology of computer programming
Author(s): Gerald M. Weinberg
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, Year: 1985
This book has only one major purpose-to trigger the beginning of a new field of study: computer programming as a human activity, or, in short, the psychology of computer programming. All other goals are subservient to that one. For instance, I have tried to make the book interesting and nontechnical, insofar as is possible, so as to encourage the greatest number of people to read it: not just programmers, but programming managers and others connected with programming in the many ways we are connected with programming these days. What I am trying to accomplish is to have the reader say, upon finishing the book, "Yes, programming is not just a matter of hardware and software. I shall have to look at things in a new way from now on."