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Issue #1, July 2009 »


  • The Layoffs Are Coming!
  • Why Clojure?
  • When Things Go Wrong
  • Pragmatic Publishing

Plus: Welcome to PragPub, Up Front, Choice Bits, How Do We…?, Swaine’s World, The Quiz, Shady Illuminations, Calendar. See below for more.

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PragPub: The First Iteration


Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Pragmatic Programmers, LLC. We’d like to thank all of our clients, readers, authors, friends, and families for your continued support over the years, from our consulting business through to our newer publishing business.

So it is with great pride that we bring to you the first issue of PragPub, our newest monthly excuse to hang out at the virtual water cooler with you.

Michael Swaine, former Editor-in-Chief at Dr. Dobb’s Journal for many years, is your host and editor. And as a thank you to all of you for your years of support, PragPub is free—free as in beer. Stop by pragprog.com/magazines today to get your copy in PDF, mobi, or epub format. Feel free to share it with your co-workers, your friends, or your pets.

We’ve also got an interview with Michael on this week’s podcast, available at pragprog.com/podcasts and on iTunes.

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PragPub: The First Iteration

Magazines have historically been a monologue. That’s interesting to a point, but not very pragmatic. We prefer a dialogue—not a screaming mob, as you might find elsewhere on the net, but a real dialogue among highly talented, skilled professionals who care about their craft.

We care about our craft, and we know you do, too.

PragPub is a look into the pragmatic world: it’s a peek at what we’re excited about, what our authors and other readers are excited about, and what we hope you can get excited about. It’s a place where together we can share our passion for what’s cool, and rediscover important truths about our profession and our craft.

We’re counting on adapting and evolving PragPub to best suit your needs, according to your feedback. That’s why this is just the first iteration—a “Hello, World,” if you will.

Please join us on this journey, and join us our dialogue. Tell us what you’re into, what you’d like to see, and what would make a difference. Email Michael Swaine at michael@pragprog.com, or visit our forum on pragprog.com.

After all, we can’t do it without you.

Dave & Andy