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Re: Which non-Perl books made you a better (?:Perl )?Programmer?

by japhy (Canon)
on Nov 16, 2005 at 04:43 UTC ( #508903=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Which non-Perl books made you a better (?:Perl )?Programmer?

I suggest "The Mythical Man-Month" for programmers working in the corporate machine, and for them to suggest to their managers.

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Re^2: Which non-Perl books made you a better (?:Perl )?Programmer?
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Nov 16, 2005 at 11:25 UTC
    I suggest "The Mythical Man-Month" for programmers working in the corporate machine, and for them to suggest to their managers.

    Seconded.

    I usually recommend it along with DeMarco & Lister's "Peopleware" and Scott Adams "The Dilbert Principle" as a triumvirate that seems to install a vague clue as to how the real world actually works :-)

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