Christmas reading list

It’s that time of year when you’re wondering what Santa will bring you on Christmas day! Taking the ever-popular idea of “n books every programmer should read”, I decided to compile my own list. If you’re lucky, Santa might bring you one of these.

Coders at Work

Coders at Work An absolute barnstorming programming book and exactly the sort of book you could actually read on Christmas day; honest. A series of insightful interviews with top programming minds.
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Mythical Man Month

Mythical Man Month Another book that’s light on technical details (reams of code) but heavy on insight. Fred Brooks’ classic essays still resonate today, 34 years after the book first appeared.
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Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture

Patterns of Enterprise Application ArchitectureArguably a bit heavy going for Christmas day but probably the most useful book I’ve read in the last six months. I’m constantly referring back to it for details and have taken to including references to the text within my comments when writing code. Santa wouldn’t dissapoint if he gave you this.
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Have a great Christmas! See you in 2010.

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