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This Week's Developer Reading List


A list of book releases compiled by Dr. Dobb's to keep you up-to-date on software development tools and techniques.

Masterminds of Programming: Conversations with Creators of Major Programming Languages
edited by Federico Biancuzzi and Shane Warden
This book is a collection of exclusive interviews with the creators of many historic and highly influential programming languages. Among those inlcuded are:

  • Adin D. Falkoff: APL
  • Thomas E. Kurtz: BASIC
  • Robin Milner: ML
  • Donald D. Chamberlin: SQL
  • Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan: AWK
  • Charles Geschke and John Warnock: PostScript
  • Bertrand Meyer: Eiffel
  • Brad Cox and Tom Love: Objective-C
  • Simon Peyton Jones, Paul Hudak, Philip Wadler, and John Hughes: Haskell
  • Guido van Rossum: Python
  • Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo and Roberto Ierusalimschy: Lua
  • James Gosling: Java
  • Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson, and James Rumbaugh: UML
  • Anders Hejlsberg: Delphi inventor and lead developer of C#
  • Through these conversations, you'll learn about the processes that led to specific design decisions, including the goals these creators had in mind, the trade-offs they had to make, and how their experiences shape our own with regard to programming today.
    http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596515171/

    Java SOA Cookbook: SOA Implementation Recipes, Tips, and Techniques
    by Eben Hewitt
    This book offers practical solutions and advice to programmers charged with implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA) in their organization. Instead of providing another conceptual, high-level view of SOA, this cookbook shows you how to make SOA work. It's full of Java and XML code you can insert directly into your applications and recipes you can apply right away. The text focuses primarily on the use of free and open source Java Web Services technologies--including Java SE 6 and Java EE 5 tools--but you'll find tips for using commercially available tools as well.
    http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596520724/

    jQuery in Action

    by Bear Bibeault and Yehuda Katz
    A fast-paced introduction and guide. It shows you how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax to your web pages. The book's unique "lab pages" anchor the explanation of each new concept in a practical example. You'll learn how jQuery interacts with other tools and frameworks and how to build jQuery plugins. This book requires a modest knowledge of JavaScript and Ajax.
    http://www.manning.com/bibeault/

    The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development
    by Chad Fowler
    This book is about creating a remarkable career in software development. In most cases, remarkable careers don’t come by chance. They require thought, intention, action, and a willingness to change course when you’ve made mistakes. Most of us have been stumbling around letting our careers take us where they may. It’s time to take control. This revised and updated second edition lays out a strategy for planning and creating a radically successful life in software development (the first edition was released as My Job Went to India: 52 Ways To Save Your Job).
    http://www.pragprog.com/titles/cfcar2/the-passionate-programmer


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