Essential Books For Software Developers
After you’ve gotten done reading all the material in the new Palm Pre SDK and the information in the iPhone 3.0 SDK, you may want to add some additional items to your summer reading list. The IDEs, simulators and development kits make it easy to rapidly develop apps for mobile phones, but it’s important not to jump right in without laying a solid foundation for stable, scaleable applications.
We highly recommend the following books for mobile app developers. They cover the fundamentals and “best practices” for software development and are key resources for all software programmers to learn from. These books will teach you how to develop code that is better quality, easier to maintain, and reusable in your other apps.
Throw them in the backpack before you head to the beach… you are getting to the beach this summer aren’t you?
Must-Read Development Books
- Developer Reading: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master (if you only have time for 1 book – this should be it)
- Object Oriented Design and Programming Reference: Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software (put this on your bookshelf and refer to it any time you need to design anything)
- Development Process & Best Practices: Test Driven Development: By Example