This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
Um, I've been programming a long time, started with cards on the digital system, wires on the analog. Just read the book "Clean code". All I can say is WOW... I believe future code will be simpler, clearer, and easier to develop and maintain.