Three new authors have been added to WebSphere: Author spotlight: Joey Bernal, Steph Parkin, and me.
The Author Spotlight highlights people who have published a lot of articles about WebSphere products. Each author usually has his or her themes, so it's good to find an author whose themes match your interests. For example, Joey writes about Portal, and Steph writes about how to use tooling like RAD 6.
The spotlight on an author is useful in two ways. One, it lists in one place all of his/her articles and other publications, so that you can more easily find what all he/she has written. Two, it lists other publications the author finds helpful, which makes a good reading list of other stuff for you to go check out. For example, both Joey and Steph recommend The Soul of a New Machine, so that sounds like a good book to go check out.
In my recommended reading list, I've listed the books I think any J2EE developer should have on his bookshelf. Need to learn UML? I've listed a book for that. Use cases? A book for that too. Lots of patterns books. And some books on leadership too, because I'm finding that ability to be as important to a project's success as technical ability.