torsdag, januar 22, 2009

Starting from “scratch”, books to read..

Lately I’m finding myself in an big puddle of mud, and feeling that I’m getting outdated really fast, everyone around me are talking POCO’s, IoC, DI, TDD, DDD, BDD etc.

Even though, I know what the acronyms are, I feel more an more uncertain about when to use what, how to apply, etc. I still feel that I can call myself an good developer, having good grasp of what is going on, I have to agree to lot of what Torbjørn writes here:

So, for starters, I have been bugging my twitter colleges about where should I start, what books to read, I have so far, come up with this list:  (no order yet)

Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software (Hardcover)
by Eric Evans (Author)

xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code (Addison-Wesley Signature Series) (Hardcover) by Gerard Meszaros (Author)

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (Robert C. Martin Series) (Paperback)

Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction (Paperback)

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series) (Hardcover)
by Erich Gamma (Author), Richard Helm (Author), Ralph Johnson (Author), John M. Vlissides (Author)

Debugging the Development Process: Practical Strategies for Staying Focused, Hitting Ship Dates, and Building Solid Teams (Paperback)
by Steve Maguire (Author)

Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries (2nd Edition) (Microsoft .NET Development Series) (Hardcover)
by Krzysztof Cwalina (Author), Brad Abrams (Author)

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code (Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series) (Hardcover)
by Martin Fowler (Author), Kent Beck (Author), John Brant (Author), William Opdyke (Author), Don Roberts (Author)

Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Robert C. Martin Series) (Paperback)
by Michael Feathers (Author)

Head First Design Patterns [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback)
by Elisabeth Freeman (Author), Eric Freeman (Author), Bert Bates (Author), Kathy Sierra (Author)

POJOs in Action: Developing Enterprise Applications with Lightweight Frameworks [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback)
by Chris Richardson (Author)


These two I have read, and I own the PoEAA, but I need to restock the PP book I guess:

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master (Paperback)

Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (Addison-Wesley Signature Series) (Hardcover)
by Martin Fowler (Author)