My Favorite Software Development Books

A Listmania! list by Robert Parker (Suwanee, GA USA)
The list author says: "These are some of my favorite books about software development -- from practices and process to programming styles and master programmers. These books have inspired me in some way and I hope they inspire you too!"
Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition
1.  Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition by Steve McConnell
The list author says:
  "This is one of my must-have books and it's a classic.  CC is a how-to about software development and covers everything from proper requirements and design to function and procedure naming conventions.  Because it is organized so well, it also serves as a reference manual you can refer to over and over again -- I do."
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The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
2.  The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
The list author says:
  "A classic and must-read for any professional software developer, project manager, or tech lead -- but only after you've been through a few projects and can reflect on them as you read through the book.  MMM contains many very useful and time-tested rules of thumb that will help guide your projects.  I've re-read this several times now."
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A book to rapidly help your career as a Software Developer 0 Jul 29, 2010
Kindle edition eventually? n/t 1 Jun 15, 2010
What's so great about this book? 5 Feb 24, 2010
Good for beginners? 1 Jun 10, 2009
How do you use this book? 0 Jun 3, 2009
A Focus? 1 Nov 5, 2007
Compare with first edition 1 Jun 14, 2006
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