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Are you a developer? Have you read these books?

March 11th, 2009 • Comments Off on Are you a developer? Have you read these books?

So you are a software developer? The next list is a set of books which I would recommend to read 🙂 Might not be complete so feel free to add some more!

CodeCraft – Pete Goodliffe
Beautiful Code – Andy Oram; Greg Wilson
Code Complete – Steve McConnell
The Pragmatic Programmer – Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
The Mythical Man Month – Frederick P. Brooks
The Productive Programmer – Neil Ford
Practical Development Environments – Matthew Doar
Head First Design Patterns – Eric, Elisabeth Freeman
The Art of Agile Development – James Shore, Shane Warden
Managing Software Requirements – Dean Leffingwell, Don Widrig
Managing Iterative Software Development Projects – Kurt Bittner, Ian Spence
Refactoring – Martin Fowler
Testing and Quality Assurance for Component-Based Software – Jerry Zeyu Gao
A Practical Guide to Testing Object-Oriented Software – John D. McGregor, David A. Sykes

Beside all these nice books there are plenty of other books around which are great. For example books about programming languages, getting things done, presentations, etc…So grap a book and start to read 🙂 In my opinion good code quality starts with the developer. And a developer who is informed, up-to-date and knows what he is doing writes quality code!

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