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31 Jul 2008, 13:46
Abdullah AlDwayish (3 posts)

will you guys going to release a PDF version here ? or is it out there any where as PDF version to buy ?

01 Aug 2008, 16:38
Anthony Monday (11 posts)

Will there be a pdf release like the rest of the books?

09 Aug 2008, 22:47
Hector Sansores (1 post)

I am interested too in a PDF version

13 Aug 2008, 02:18
Andrew Hunt (218 posts)

This title (the very first book Dave and I wrote) is published by Addison Wesley. We do not have the rights to sell a PDF version for this edition at this time.


15 Aug 2008, 13:24
Anthony Monday (11 posts)

How about coming out with a 2nd Edition by Pragmatic with pdf version? Does this sound a good idea?

03 Feb 2009, 08:54
MultiMe (2 posts)

I’m waiting for a new edition with PDF version as well.. I’m done killing trees :)

02 Apr 2009, 12:25
Elijah Sarver (1 post)

This book is worth killing a tree over.

07 May 2009, 18:44
Thomas Kuna (6 posts)

I heard that this book is the first one if you take programming serious. So it´s pretty old, how about a new Edition with new information ? Also i prefer a PDF File.

Thomas from Italy

03 Jun 2009, 17:54
Matt Moran (2 posts)

I’d definitely buy it in PDF but my house is getting too full of dead tree books. Andy - surely if you put it to Addison-Wesley that they’d make a packet selling it as a PDF…? :-)

04 Sep 2009, 14:13
Larry Marylan (4 posts)

This is the “Must-have” book. A PDF version would be nice.

21 Nov 2009, 01:45
Jonathan Julian (1 post)

Everybody just calm down. I’m sure there will be a 10-year retrospective (with pdf version) released in 2011. ;-P

02 Mar 2010, 07:42
Marco Bagnaresi (1 post)

Any news about this book? Should i kill a tree to have it or can i wait for a new release soon? :)

31 Mar 2010, 20:37
Joshua Nozzi (1 post)

I agree with the comments - it’s 2010. I’m now at a point where I expect my technical references to be with me anywhere I want them (without carrying books around). I’d like to read this title but won’t buy it until it’s available in electronic format. I’m flat-out refusing to buy more physical technical books and letting publishers know this so the ones that haven’t yet realized “THE FUTURE IS NOW!” will get with the times.

Sorry, authors/publishers, but I remain firm on this one.

10 May 2010, 17:43
James Johnson (1 post)

1) Safari books online via (if you’re so inclined) 2) Buy some tokens (or wait a while to accumulate them) 3) Search for and select “The Pragmatic Programmer” 4) Choose “Download Book” (16 tokens)


25 Jun 2010, 16:48
jerry richardson (1 post)

“The Pragmatic Programmer” is available as a Kindle book but is limited to Kindle Devices only - no Macs, no iPads. Someday I will track down the person who made that decision and share my displeasure with them.

25 Mar 2012, 03:58
Russell Coleman (1 post)

It is available for Macs now in the ibooks store

16 Aug 2012, 12:48
Florian von Walter (1 post) offers a PDF version of the 2010 edition with Adobe DRM attached.

16 Aug 2012, 19:25
Andrew Abernathy (1 post)

FYI, also has this as a PDF, as well as ePub and mobi. Watermarked, but DRM-free.

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