It’s my turn to write about my favorite books. It won’t take too much of your time :)
5. "Scrum: the Art of Doing Twice in Half the Time" by Jeff Sutherland
Scrum was the first literary recommendation of the lead. Sprints, daily standups, customer’s feedback - things we use in the office. All of these described in the book. It was quite fascinating to read the explanation why this development process appeared to be productive. Management approach is on of the most important things in Drupal Agencies world.
4. "The Dogs of War" by Frederick Forsyth
I'm fond of military history and I had a chance to read such a cult book. A cult game "Jagged Alliance" was based on this book and a less famous film. It is the story about mercenaries team, who must to overthrow a dictator of the banana republic, and set another regime, which would be loyal to certain corporations.
The whole story is pretty detailed, almost like the documentary evidence.
Especially, I like the final act of main character, who went into the woods singing his favorite song…
3. "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking
One of the latest books I’ve read. It was the recommendation or even a trend of Hawking. Space certainly is an interesting topic for everyone and I’m not an exception here. However, quantum physics was a bit boring for me. But I learned a heap of knowledge about the universe, black holes, the Big Bang Theory…
2. "The Clean Coder" by Robert C.Martin
Perhaps the most recommended book for IT guys. Life story of programmer who started back in 1969. Author perfectly describes ordinary everyday things of programmers life.
He clearly explains why overtiming and underestimating cause much more problems than it suppose to.
1. "Joel on Software" by Joel Spolsky
Also known book written by equally famous author.
Described good software development approach, recruitment and teaches to determine the tasks and their deadlines. It includes a lot of funny stories, especially the one about Shlemil which reminds me myself. I was thinking to read the next book of Joel Spolsky, but as I saw in feedback it contains a lot of parts from this one and a huge amount of advertising.