“It’s not about
the code you
write, it’s about
the code you
A decade ago, the programming industry was nothing like it is today. We found an opportunity to shine a spotlight on an industry largely in the dark.
Ever since we started We Are Mammoth in 2006, we’ve been sharing ideas for how development ought to work. Within our first three years, we’d successfully built a thriving software consultancy and released our popular issue tracker, DoneDone, to the masses.
WAM opens its doors
WAM becomes a remote company
The Developer’s Code published
Back then, there were no fly-by-night code bootcamps. Developers weren’t famous. Celebrities didn’t pitch the merits of programming. The image of a programmer was that of an awkward outcast furiously typing away in a stark computer lab. Boy, how things changed.
Finding a Need
As programming’s popularity skyrocketed, so did the gap between learning to code and becoming a real-world programmer.
Our co-founder, Ka Wai Cheung, had a mission: To bridge that gap for others with the lessons we already learned.
on motivation, productivity, complexity, teaching, working with clients and more.
Published in 5 languages: English, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Korean and Japanese.
copies sold (paperback, ebook, audiobook)
“The next Pragmatic Programmer. A guide for the beginner, a reminder for the expert. A wonderful chunk of wisdom about the craft (and life) of a developer.”
Derek Sivers Founder of CD Baby