Software Development Book Club

Back in 2011, I ran a software development book club… now in 2018, I find no trace of it anymore! I can even remember writing up a summary of these books, can’t find it. I think it got lost in the great WordPress unicode-upgrade disaster.

The Cathedral & the Bazaar (kindle $9.40, available used really cheap), 241pp

Dreaming in Code (Kindle 8.90, used really cheap) pp416

Joel On Software, Vol 0. by Joel Spolsky (kindle $14, used $6) pp384

Paul Graham’s Hackers and Painters (Kindle $10, used $7), 272pp

Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming (Kindle $14, Used $4) 632pp

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software , Charles Petzold — paper only, cheap used.

Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup Kindle $20 Kindle Only? pages?

The soul of a new machine 320pp, paper only. Cheap

Hansson & Fried: Rework (Kindle $9, used $12) 288pp

“Patterns of Software: Tales From the Software Community” by Richard Gabriel (Kindle $10, used $2), 256pp

The Eudaemonic Pie, Paper only, Real cheap

The Passionate Programmer, Paper only $16 200pp

The Pragmatic Programmer (Kindle $30, Paper $20) 352pp

In The Beginning was the Command Line, 160pp

Producing Open Source Software by Karl Fogel (Kindle $10, also on web for free at

The Mythical Man Month (Fred Brooks) Kindle $16, used $11, 336pp

Myths of Innovation (Scott Berkun) Kindle $10, used real cheap, 256pp

“Gets Things Done”… This suggestion is either the alpha geek’s productivity system or Joel Spolksy Smart and Gets Things Done, a book on how to hire software developers

GTD 267pp

S and GTD 182p

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