In the field of software management, very few books can rival Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams this legendary classic. As a long-standing bestseller, it makes a deep insight that the biggest problem in the process of software development does not lie in technology, but in person; and appeals to managers to give software developers full freedom and trust. Anyone who needs to manage software projects or organizations can benefit a lot from this book.
The Art of Computer Programming (TAOCP for short) is a comprehensive monograph written by Donald Knuth. It was first published in 1968, and acclaimed as one of the best 12 academic monographs in Twentieth Century (Albert Einstein's theory of relativity is one of another 11) by American Scientist Magazine in 1999. The vast majority of computer programming knowledge of contemporary software developers came from this series of books.