Essential Reading

You can see other peoples blogs im interested in on my google reader shared items (a selection are presented here) :


Michel Wermelinger – Interested in code evolution.

Ruby on rails demo This ROCKS!

Roy Fielding’s PHD On REST

Check out http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1711/what-is-the-single-most-influential-book-every-programmer-should-read for a great list.

Refactoring : Improving the design of existing code (Martin Fowler)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Refactoring-Improving-Design-Existing-Technology/dp/0201485672/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1258121999&sr=1-1

Clean Code (Bob Martin – “Uncle Bob”)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0132350882/ref=nosim/coffeeuk100236-21

Effective Java (Joshua Block)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Effective-Java-Second-Joshua-Bloch/dp/0321356683/ref=pd_sim_b_7

Emergent Design (Scott Bain)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Emergent-Design-Evolutionary-Professional-Development/dp/0321509366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242382500&sr=1-1

Test Driven Development (Kent Beck)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Test-Driven-Development-Addison-Wesley-Signature/dp/0321146530/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242382559&sr=1-1

Domain Driven Design (Eric Evans)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Domain-driven-Design-Tackling-Complexity-Software/dp/0321125215/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_c

Patterns of Enterprise Architecture (Martin Fowler)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Enterprise-Application-Architecture-Addison-Wesley-signature/dp/0321127420/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

Design Patterns (Gang Of Four)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Design-patterns-elements-reusable-object-oriented/dp/0201633612/ref=pd_sim_b_5

Clean Code – Bob Martin
OO – Thanks Felix!

Pair programming illuminated

S.O.L.I.D. OO principles.

The ThoughtWorks Anthology

Jim Webber, Savas and Ian Robinson on ow to GET a cup of coffe excellent REST intro.

The old Post Redirect Get Pattern

Terence Parr on Model View Seperation

Martin Fowler and Dan North on the Yawning Crevasse Of Doom

Ed Kirwan Some interesting papers about analyzing code complexity.

Domain Driven Design.org

Domain Driven Design the book.

leaky abstractions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaky_abstraction

convention vs configuration :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaky_abstraction

http://www.memestorm.com/blog/spring-binding-and-validation-introduction/

CSS Stuff:

Meyer Web

some QA TOOLS:

http://jreform.sourceforge.net/

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