Wednesday, March 28, 2012

4 Books All Programmers Must Read

These are four books that had a profound impact on my thought processes and craft as a programmer.  I would recommend them to all programmers young or old, I guarantee they will make you a better programmer, or a better manager of programmers.  As Fred Brooks (IBM Software Engineer) said...

"The gap between the best software engineering practice and the average practice is very wide - perhaps wider than in any other engineering discipline.  A tool that disseminates good practice would be important."

  • Code Complete (2nd Edition): A Practical Handbook of Software Construction
  • Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity.
  • The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master.
  • Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship.

What recommendations do you have?

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