list of books

Posted by anton
on Friday, June 09, 2006
Since our team at work has just been formed, we were asked to submit a few things that we should get, one of them being a list of books. The team does application/integration architecture and implementation. Below is the list I came up with in half an hour, escaping work on Friday night. A lot of these are available on Safari, but since most of these books are technology-agnostic (i.e. not reference texts), they age well, and therefore should reside on a bookshelf.
Must read/must have:
- Enterprise Integration Patterns : Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions (0321200683)
- Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (0321127420)
- Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams, 2nd Ed. (0932633439)
- The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky (1590595009)
- Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity (1590593898)
- Refactoring Databases : Evolutionary Database Design (0321293533)
- Working Effectively With Legacy Code (0131177052)
- Service-oriented Architecture : Concepts, Technology, And Design (0131858580)
- Enterprise SOA : Service-Oriented Architecture Best Practices (0131465759)
- Enterprise Service Bus (0596006756)
- The Pragmatic Programmer : From Journeyman to Master (020161622X)
- Refactoring : Improving the Design of Existing Code (0201485672)
- Head First Design Patterns (0596007124)
- The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering (0201835959)
- Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software (0201633612)
- Rapid Development (1556159005)
- Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age (0596006624)
- Service-Oriented Architecture : A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services (0131428985)
- Applied Cryptography (0471128457)

Very good/really should own:
- Agile Software Development (0201699699)
- Extreme Programming Explained : Embrace Change (0321278658)
- Practices of an Agile Developer : Working in the Real World (097451408X)
- Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide (0131111558)
- The Inmates Are Running the Asylum : Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity (0672326140)
- Behind Closed Doors. Secrets of Great Management (0976694026)
- Ship it! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects (0974514047)
- The Art of Project Management (0596007868)
- The Timeless Way of Building (0195024028)

- Thinking In Java (0131872486)
- Planning Extreme Programming (0201710919)
- Test-Driven Development : By Example (0321146530)
- Why Business People Speak Like Idiots : A Bullfighter's Guide (0743269098)
- Effective Java Programming Language Guide (0201310058)
- Domain-Driven Design : Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software (0321125215)
- The Psychology of Computer Programming (0932633420)
- John von Neumann and the Origins of Modern Computing (0262011212)
- The Art of Software Testing, Second Edition (0471469122)
- Punished By Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes (0618001816)
- The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual (0738204315)
- Data Crunching. Solve Everyday Problems using Java, Python, and more. (0974514071)
- The Algorithm Design Manual (0387948600) 
Probably there are a few that I am missing, especially in the non-tech department. Some of these are also listed more for the culture shock value, to get people thinking. Also, these are not developers' books per se, considering that folks should have a developer background and the nature of the group's work.