The IT Professional's Bookshelf

A Listmania! list by Keith Watson (UK)
 
Modern Structured Analysis (Yourdon press computing series)
1.  Modern Structured Analysis (Yourdon press computing series) by Edward Yourdon
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  "A good introduction to the basic of systems analysis and design"
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Introduction to the Personal Software Process (SEI)
2.  Introduction to the Personal Software Process (SEI) by Watts S. Humphrey
The list author says:
  "Where anyone who wants to understand what creating good software is really about should start"
£21.24   Used & New from: £0.01
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GUI Bloopers: Don'ts and Do's for Software Developers and Web Designers (Interactive Technologies)
3.  GUI Bloopers: Don'ts and Do's for Software Developers and Web Designers (Interactive Technologies) by Jeff Johnson
The list author says:
  "one of the best books about designing the human-computer interface I know"
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Object-Oriented Technology: A Manager's Guide (Object Technology a Managers Handbook)
4.  Object-Oriented Technology: A Manager's Guide (Object Technology a Managers Handbook) by David A. Taylor Ph.D.
The list author says:
  "If you want to learn about object oriented design this is the one :o)"
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Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software
5.  Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software by Erich Gamma
The list author says:
  "This one can be hard work but it does make buiding OO software that much easier"
£31.19   Used & New from: £18.56
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Configuration Management: The Changing Image
6.  Configuration Management: The Changing Image by Marion Vilvandre Kelly
The list author says:
  "Sadly now out of print, but quite simply the best book on the subject of software CM in the world ever!"
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UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (Object Technology Series)
7.  UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (Object Technology Series) by Martin Fowler
The list author says:
  "If you want to know about UML, this is the one you need (for starters anyway :o) )"
£22.04   Used & New from: £9.62
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The CRC Card Book (Series in Object-oriented Software Engineering)
8.  The CRC Card Book (Series in Object-oriented Software Engineering) by Kent Beck
The list author says:
  "The CRC method can be a good way of involving non-IT profesionals in OO analysis and design."
£24.99   Used & New from: £11.99

Project Leadership
9.  Project Leadership by Wendy Briner
The list author says:
  "The only book I've ever read that deals with the realities of project management"
£22.50   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Mythical Man-month: Essays on Software Engineering
10.  The Mythical Man-month: Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
The list author says:
  "Before you ever create any sort of software project plan you need to read this"
£20.58   Used & New from: £13.55
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Measures for Excellence: Reliable Software On Time, Within Budget (Yourdon Press Computing Series)
11.  Measures for Excellence: Reliable Software On Time, Within Budget (Yourdon Press Computing Series) by Lawrence H. Putnam
The list author says:
  "An excellent book for anyone who has to estimate resources/timescales for software development"
£50.92   Used & New from: £0.81

Quality is Free: The Art of Making Quality Certain (Signet Shakespeare)
12.  Quality is Free: The Art of Making Quality Certain (Signet Shakespeare) by Philip B. Crosby
The list author says:
  "Required reading for anyone who wants to deliver quality services and products"
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Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams
13.  Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco
The list author says:
  "If you're managing a software development team this book will tell you why you're doing such a crap job. If you're on a software development team this book will tell you why your manager is crap."
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Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution
14.  Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution by Glyn Moody
The list author says:
  "If you are involved in software development (or intend to be), you need to read this.  This is where the software world is heading."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.07
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The Cathedral & the Bazaar
15.  The Cathedral & the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond
The list author says:
  "Look, just read it. OK."
£11.50   Used & New from: £3.61
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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