You'll see on the right-nav that I've updated the "recommended book" link for January.
This month I'd like to recommend that you check out the recently published book, "Joel on Software
", by Joel Spolsky.
Joel runs a small software company and used to work for Microsoft. This book is a compendium of essays from his blog
, also called "Joel on Software", from the previous couple of years.
I enjoyed this book because of Joel's deep understanding of both the software engineering disciplines and the software industry. I also really enjoyed Joel's conversational tone and sense of humor. The topics are diverse and range from the very technical (e.g. the essay on Unicode) to very business-oriented (e.g. "How Microsoft Lost the API War"). "The Law of Leaky Abstractions" was also very interesting and I've heard people in IBM quote it.
Anyhow, if you work in the software industry and want to understand it at a deeper level, you should definitely check out this book.
Here is the table of contents
, from Joel's site.[Read More