Recommended Reading

After my tirade yesterday, I was asked for MY recommended reading.  While there are already lots of lists around, here are a few of my favourites:

  • 4 Steps to the Epiphany (Blank)
  • The Mythical Man Month (Brooks)
  • Death March (Yourdon)
  • The Art of the Start (Kawasaki)
  • Agile Software Development (Cockburn)
  • Getting Real (37 Signals)
  • Managing the Software Process (Humphrey)
  • The Psychology of Computer Programming (Weinberg)
  • Peopleware (DeMarco & Lister)
  • Don’t Make Me Think (Krug)
  • The Inmates Are Running The Asylum (Cooper)
  • Joel On Software (Spolsky)
  • Code Complete (McConnel)

And some less software-oriented books – but just as great:

  • Getting Things Done (Allen)
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Pirsig)
  • Human Problem Solving (Newell and Simon)
  • Are Your Lights On (Gause and Weinberg)
  • Million Dollar Consulting (Weiss)

Oh, and using something like is also pretty cool.

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