|P is for Practical|
Once you've gone beyond the Perl canon, which books do you recommend to new programmers? Which ones took you from being an intermediate programmer to a master (and don't be shy, because I know some of you are modest masters ;)
I've been thinking about this over the last year as I've added footnotes to Learning Perl and Intermediate Perl, and also because various people I talk to fairly regularly seem to recommended a lot of books this year. I also recently completed a business consulting project where I recommended to the client a reading list for understanding the techie mind (and how to control it, muahahahaha!)
I've known about Joel Spolsky's recommendations, and I have most of those on my shelf.
One of the O'Reilly editors told me about Dear Scott, Dear Max, but that's mostly something interesting to writers.
Someone else recommended a Ship It! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Services from the Pragmatic Bookshelf. Those always seem to be good books.
I have a waist high stack of other books various techies have recommended, and I have no time to read them. I need to pick out the ones I should read and recommend to junior programmers. I'm sure many have slipped past me.
brian d foy <email@example.com>
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