This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm a bibliovore; can't be helped. But my stack of books to read is... daunting. For someone with 20 years experience, a pretty good handle on technology and where he wants to head, and both short- and medium-term plans, what will be the primary benefit to me from reading it?
Making it Big in Software is a book about how to make the most of a career in software. I wrote the book because many of the things we need to know and do in order to be successful aren;t taught in school, and more broadly aren't taught anywhere. I wanted the book to be useful and meaningful to people at different stages of their careers, so I divided the book into three sections: Fundaments, Leadership and Greatness. There's something in it for everyone. As well, regardless of what the reader already knows the interviews are great fun, including some pretty colorful personalities!
Why should you read it? A great way to advance yourself and grow to greater heights, and to hear ideas and historical anecdotes from some of the biggest names in the industry.
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