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Books a software professional must read...

Vikrant Pandit
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Joined: Mar 27, 2006
Posts: 245
Anybody wants to share what they think are a "must read" book for software professionals ... both Java / Language neutral

1) Design Patterns by GoF
2) Algorithms by Coremen
3) Mastering Regular Expressions
4) Pragmatic Programmer

please contribute your lists ...


Vikrant Pandit
Peter Rooke
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Joined: Oct 21, 2004
Posts: 817

For Java
Effective Java Programming Language Guide - [Joshua Bloch]

For J2EE
Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development - [Rod Johnson]

For software development
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams [Tom DeMarco,Timothy Lister]

For fun
Podcasts: JavaPosse, SE Radio, Drunk and Retired, Redmonk Radio, LugRadio.

Regards Pete
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
Take a look at my list at

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
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