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Jonas Bonér

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After my rant about the lack of computer literature that:

…makes you think and challenge the way you work.

I thought that I should provide a list of books that have made me start think about what I am doing and how I am doing it. Simply, books that have meant a lot to me.

This is by no means a complete list (I am sure I have missed a couple o gems) and the books are listed no particular order.

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
by Andrew Hunt, David Thomas

Domain Driven Design
by Eric Evans

Refactoring to Patterns
by Joshua Kerievsky

The Art of the Metaobject Protocol
by Gregor Kiczales

Effective Java
by Joshua Bloch

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
by Martin Fowler

Concurrent Programming in Java: Design Principles and Pattern
by Doug Lea

Code Complete
by Steve McConnell

Programming Pearls
by Jon Bentley

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides

Agile Software Development, Principles, Patterns, and Practices
by Robert C. Martin

Patterns Of Enterprise Application Architecture
by Martin Fowler

Extreme Programming Explained : Embrace Change
by Kent Beck

Analysis Patterns : Reusable Object Models
by Martin Fowler

I am always eager to read more good literature. What are your favourite books, which books have meant a lot to you and your career? If you have some suggestions, please comment.