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Books that influenced me

 

After seeing Jeremy’s
list
I figured I would put up the books that have influenced me. This is by far a partial list but …

 

First programming book I owned: Mastering
Turbo Assembler
, Tom Swan

OO

Gang
of Four

POSA 1-5 (note 4 & 5 are
recently out)

Domain
Driven Design
, Evans

P
of EAA
, Refactoring,
Fowler

OOAD,
Booch

Object
Design
Designing
Object-Oriented Software
, Wirfs-Brock (I agree with Jeremy these are some
of the most under-rated books out there)

 

AI type stuff

PDP
1
PDP
2
Explorations,
McClelland

Foundations
of Genetic Programming
, Langdon

GP
2
GP
3
, Koza

 

Agile Stuff

The
Six Sigma Handbook
, what’s the point in becoming agile if you can’t measure
the benefit?

Extreme
Programming Explained
, Beck

Lean
Software Development
,
Poppendieck

Lean
Thinking
, Womack yeah this is kind of weird here but read it!

 

Thinking

How
To Solve It
, Poyla

And
Suddenly the Inventor Appeared
Innovation
Algorithm
, Altshuller  

 

 

Other

TAOCP
belongs on every software engineer’s desk, as does Sedgewick

Code
Complete
, McConnell

Writing
Secure Code
, Howard

The
Pragmatic Programmer
, Hunt

The
Pi-Calculus
The
Pi-Calculus
You will start hearing this more and more.

Purely
Functional Data Structures
MUST HAVE

The
Little Lisper
This book is just beautiful in its simplicity (check out the
whole series)

The
Zen of Code Optimization
, Abrash

 

 

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