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Tim Cooke
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Do you have a book in mind that you think would be great as the CodeRanch Book of the Month? If so, post your suggestions here.

2014 Book schedule:
  • August : Effective Java by Joshua Bloch
  • September : Clean Code by 'Uncle' Bob Martin
  • October : The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
  • November : ???


  • 2014 Online course schedule:
  • August 25th - October 20th : "Algorithmic Thinking" run by Rice University (via Coursera)
  • September 15th - November 16th : "An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python" run by Rice University (via Coursera)


  • Suggestion pool:
  • Practical API Design: Confessions of a Java Framework Architect by Jaroslav Tulach (2 votes)
  • Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja by John Resig, Bear Bibeault (1 vote)
  • Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game (2nd Edition) by Alistair Cockburn (1 vote)
  • A Discipline of Programming by Edsger W. Dijkstra (1 vote)
  • Java Puzzlers by Joshua Bloch & Neal Gafter (1 vote)
  • The Software Conspiracy by Mark Minasi (1 vote)
  • Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software by David Rice (1 vote)


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    J. Kevin Robbins
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    Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja. I'm still struggling with some JS concepts and it's something that I'd really like to get good at.


    "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." -- Ted Nelson
    T Jung
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    Joined: Feb 08, 2011
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    What about:
    -The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas
    or
    -Agile Software Development by Alistair Cockburn

    Two very inspiring books.
    Tim Cooke
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    Thanks Kevin and T Jung, All added to the pool. In case you were wondering Clean Code was suggested by me.
    Joseph Mokenela
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    I will add my vote on Clean Code. As for the coming months I would like to suggest Practical API design by Jaroslav Tulach
    Tim Cooke
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    Thank you Joseph. Your votes have been added to the pool
    Campbell Ritchie
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    I would like something older.
    A Discipline of Programming
    by Edsger Dijkstra
    K. Tsang
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    I would suggest
    Practical API Design
    Java Puzzler by Joshua Bloch & Neal Gafter
    The Software Conspiracy by Mark Minasi
    Geekonomics by David Rice


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    Tim Cooke
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    The votes are in, and the September 2014 Book Club is "Clean Code" by Uncle Bob..

    Some really good suggestions coming in this month so please keep them coming. Even if Campbell is trying to bankrupt us all with the most expensive programming book I've seen in a long time. An inspiring read I have no doubt but we might have to save up for a couple of months before we run that one.

    So please drop by the Bunkhouse Lounge in September where, among other things, you'll be guaranteed to find a passionate discussion about when you should and should not write comments.

    In the meantime, for August we're talking about Josh Bloch's "Effective Java". All are welcome.
    Campbell Ritchie
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    Since it is getting on for forty years old I would have thought second‑hand copies would be available. We have it in our library (well, it has migrated to our office ‍).
    J. Kevin Robbins
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    Tim Cooke wrote:Even if Campbell is trying to bankrupt us all with the most expensive programming book I've seen in a long time.

    That's nothing. This one has been on my wish list for almost two years. I suspect that's where it's going to stay unless Santa Claus gets really generous.
    Campbell Ritchie
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    But Knuth has many more pages than Dijkstra.
     
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