Recently I was trying to sort out what IT books I want to keep and which ones are ready to be thrown out. My main focus is on software development. So there is a wast collection of books on Java, C#, Perl, Objective C and many more or less obscure programming language. The occasional certification cram book, books on IDE’s, project management, etc… Of course I found that the majority of these books do not age well! Pascal on Mac OS (pardon me System) 7, CGI programming in Perl, Java 1.0 in a Nutshell and many more books really are mor of a historic interest instead of being picked up and read on a regular basis.
However a few of my books really stood the test of time. They influenced me, are a good read and truly worth recommending to anyone interest in IT
- The Pragmatic Progammer
(Andrew Hunt, David Thomas) 0-201-61622-X
- Design Patterns
(Gamma, Helm, Johnson, Vlissides) 0-201-63361-2
- The Mythical Man Month
(Frederick P. Brooks) 0-201-83595-9
- Goedel, Escher, Bach
(Douglas R. Hofstadter) 0-465-02656-7
- Death March Project
(Edward Yourdon) 0-13-143635-X
- Software Craftsmanship: The New Imperative
(Pete McBreen) 0-20-173386-2
Post a comment if you have any books that you find worth being added to this!