Programming Pearls and More Programming Pearls are companion volumes written by Jon Bentley that successively published in 1986 and 1988. Both of them have become a masterpiece in the field of computer science. If you want to be a really excellent programmer, you have to read them first.
By utilizing many entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples and interesting analogy, The Pragmatic Programmer covers the following main topics: personal responsibility, career development, and various architectural technologies that keep code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse.
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.
C# and .NET innovated the way to write programs across-the-board. Professional C# and .NET series is a classic tutorial for advanced C# programming, including all aspects when using C# to develop Windows applications under Visual Studio. Meanwhile, it's also one of the bestsellers published by Wrox Press. Since its first edition, it has always gotten widespread high praises from readers around the world.
The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist is the winner of Turing Award, father of software engineering and author of The Mythical Man-Month Frederick P. Brooks's another masterpiece - specially designed to reveal the essence of software designing!
The quality of software, not only depends on its architecture and project management, but also is closely related with the code's quality. Bad, untidy code can run normally to some extent, but that will bring potential obstacles to the whole development team, as sure as a gun. As a result, that will greatly increase development time, resources and other costs. This same applies to both agile software development and traditional software development.
Regular Expression (RegEx for short) can be regarded as an immensely powerful weapon on computing. In almost all programming languages and OS, we can use it to carry out various of complex text processing work. Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes is a preferred introduction book to regular expressions for beginners, which is close to the actual demands, suitable for developers working on all kinds of programming languages and platforms.