Ruby is a simple and fast object-oriented programming scripting language that is obviously younger than other similar programming languages (such like Perl or Python). It was written by Yukihiro Matsumoto from Japan (started in 1993 and finished in 1995). The inspiration and characteristics of Ruby are mainly from Perl, Squeak/Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada and Lisp programming languages.
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Design Patterns (written by 4 internationally recognized experts in the field of object-oriented software design) has become one bible or must-have dictionary for object-oriented technicist. 23 patterns with the most valuable experiences it summarized and concluded from OOD have become the essential basic knowledge and vocabularies of software development technology exchange.
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First of all, Martin Fowler‘s Refactoring is a super classic masterpiece in the field of software engineering, known as “Software Engineering Bibles” together with Erich Gamma‘s Design Patterns. They are must-read books for any programmers. Continue reading Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code CHM, HD PDF
Essential C# has always been widely acclaimed as one of the must-read C# related classic books. The content throughout the book is comprehensive and systematic, and the structure is clear and concise. All was so carefully choreographed that the writing and examples are impeccable. In a word, it is seen as one of the preferred works for learning C# language.
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In Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices (ASDP: 3P for short), the world-famous software development expert and software engineering master Robert Cecil Martin (AKA: Uncle Bob) will show you how to solve the most tricky problems software developers, project managers and project leaders are facing. Again, this comprehensive and practical guide for agile software development and extreme programming has the credit from the founders of agile development. Continue reading Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices HD PDF
Code Complete, Second Edition (AKA: Code Complete 2) is a classic about software construction, first written by Steve McConnell more than 20 years ago. This Second Edition is not just a simple revision and supplement of the first Edition, but completely rewritten, and increased a lot of content keeping pace with the times.
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PHP 5 Power Programming is a classic must-read authoritative book with 720 pages of content published in 2004, cooperatively written by 3 PHP masters (PHP 5’s chief designer – Andi Gutmans, PEAR‘s founder – Stig Saether Bakken and PHP’s core contributor – Derick Rethans). Now its full copyright has been completely free.
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