The Software Development Book
by Mark Watson
The goal of this book is to encourage the reader to step back and reevaluate how they design and write software systems. Although the book is about Software Development, it is also about working in the IT field, dealing with competition from very low cost knowledge workers in countries with very low cost of livings, etc.
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by Nick Jenkins
An introduction to software development based on Rapid Application Development (RAD) and rapid prototyping. You don't have to be a genius to deliver software on time and join the 'elite' of the software development world.
by Tim Berglund - O'Reilly Media
Build and test software written in Java and many other languages with Gradle, the open source project automation tool that's getting a lot of attention. This concise introduction provides numerous code examples to help you explore Gradle.
by Sean Chambers, Simone Chiaretta - Los Techies
Refactoring is an integral part of continually improving your code while it moves forward through time. It is an easy concept to get started with and opens the door to better practices such as unit testing, shared code ownership and bug-free code.
by Stephen Bloch - College Publications
Picturing Programs is a textbook for beginning computer programming, not directed towards learning a particular programming language, but rather at learning to program well. This book can be used at the high school or college level.