For those who enjoyed "The Mythical Man-Month" I'd also recommend
Peopleware (not the software, the book ;) ).
On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM, stuart yeates<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I can't speak highly enough about "The Mythical Man-Month," by Fred P.
> Brooks (1975).
> Let's just say that when they issued the 20th anniversary edition, they
> didn't need to update the examples in the text.
> Sharon Foster wrote:
>>> From my software engineering days, I like Steve McConnell's "Code
>> Complete" and "Software Project Survival Guide;" "The Mythical
>> Man-Month," by Fred P. Brooks; "Joel On Software" by Joel Spolsky (who
>> also has a blog); and "The Elements of Programming Style," by Kernigan
>> and Plauger. K&R is directed at the C programming language, but there
>> are enough similarities in syntax with PHP, Java, and a lot of other
>> web developer languages that I think it's still relevant.
>> Sharon M. Foster, JD, MLS
>> Technology Librarian
>> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Robert Fox<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Since this list has librarians, hard core programmers and hybrid
>>> librarian programmers on it, this is probably a good place to ask this sort
>>> of question.
>>> I'm looking for some book recommendations. I've read a lot of technical
>>> books on how to work with specific kinds of technology, read a lot of online
>>> technical "how tos" and that has been good as far as it goes. But,
>>> technology changes too fast to be wed to one particular programming
>>> language, database technology, metadata standard, etc. I'm interested in
>>> finding books that speak to the issues of programming methodology, design
>>> principles, lessons learned, etc. that transcend any particular programming
>>> technology. Are there good books that distill the wisdom and experience of
>>> veteran developers and /or communicate best practices for things like design
>>> patterns, overall software architecture, learning from mistakes, the
>>> developer mindset and such things?
>>> Could you recommend perhaps the top three or four books you've read in
>>> these areas?
>>> Rob Fox
>>> Hesburgh Libraries
>>> University of Notre Dame
> Stuart Yeates
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