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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The problems to solve in software engineering are so complex or large, that a single developer cannot solve them anymore. This book is an introduction to the art of software engineering. It is intended as a textbook for an undergraduate level course.
by Anoop Madhusudanan
The objective of this book is to introduce software design patterns to you in a simple, human readable, and funny way -- in the context of designing a soccer engine -- By discussing the thought process behind applying design patterns.
by David Boswell, at al. - O'Reilly Media
Mozilla allows developers to create cross-platform applications. The book explains how applications are created and provides step-by-step information about how you can create your own programs using Mozilla's cross-platform development framework.
by Richard P. Gabriel - Oxford University Press
An informative inside look at the world of software design and computer programming and the business that surrounds them. Written for computer scientists and software entrepreneurs, but the essays are accessible to everyone.