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Shipman's reading list: software design
Software engineering has been my central pursuit since 1966.
Here is a partial list of my favorite books in the field, in no
- Death march,
Tom de Marco and Timothy Lister.
- The mythical man-month,
Frederick P. Brooks.
- Flow, Mihalyi
- The stress of life and
Stress without distress by Hans Selye.
- The art of programming,
- Object-oriented software
construction, Bertrand Meyer.
- Design Patterns,
Gamma et al.
- Toward zero-defect programming,
Allan M. Stavely.
- Structured analysis and system
specification, Tom de Marco.
- The psychology of computer programming by
Gerald Weinberg. Some of it is dated, but much is golden
There is more to successful software engineering than technique.
The social aspects are critical too. See my pages on
organizational behavior, especially the
readings in human factors.
See also: Shipman's reading list
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