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Software legend Max Kanat-Alexander shows you how to succeed as a developer by embracing simplicity, with forty-three essays that will help you really understand the software you work with.About This Book* Read and enjoy the superlative writing and insights of the legendary Max Kanat-Alexander* Learn and reflect with Max on how to bring simplicity to your software design principles* Discover the secrets of rockstar programmers and how to also just suck less as a programmerWho This Book Is For Understanding Software is for every programmer, or anyone who works with programmers. If life is feeling more complex than it should be, and you need to touch base with some clear thinking again, this book is for you. If you need some inspiration and a reminder of how to approach your work as a programmer by embracing some simplicity in your work again, this book is for you.If you’re one of Max’s followers already, this book is a collection of Max’s thoughts selected and curated for you to enjoy and reflect on. If you’re new to Max’s work, and ready to connect with the power of simplicity again, this book is for you!What You Will Learn* See how to bring simplicity and success to your programming world* Clues to complexity – and how to build excellent software* Simplicity and software design* Principles for programmers* The secrets of rockstar programmers* Max’s views and interpretation of the Software industry* Why Programmers suck and how to suck less as a programmer* Software design in two sentences* What is a bug? Go deep into debuggingIn DetailIn Understanding Software, Max Kanat-Alexander, Technical Lead for Code Health at Google, shows you how to bring simplicity back to computer programming. Max explains to you why programmers suck, and how to suck less as a programmer.