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
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
S and GTD 182p