Recommended Reading

Once in a long while I find a software development book so compelling that I wish everyone was required to read it. I can’t actually do that, so I’ll recommend instead.

This is my list:

The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
When I feel discouraged this is what I pick up to read. If you don’t know what “technical debt” or “broken windows” are all about, you need this book.
Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects by Tom Demarco
If you wonder why project always seem to be over budget and behind schedule, this is a must read.
Software Craftsmanship by Pete McBreen
An excellent book, even if little over the top. This is my other “get motivated” book.

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