I regularly browse through the list of new acquisitions of [url=http://www.slub-dresden.de/]our university’s library[/url]. Turns out there are a few interesting new books to read!
a.k.a. “Fifty-Five Frequently Forgotten Fundamental Facts (and a Few Fallacies) about Software Engineering” Very important book with timeless facts about software engineering. By Robert L. Glass, professional software engineer since 1954 (think about it). If you haven’ t read it, I won’t employ you. 😉
I’ve read two great books on interface design recently. Huh? Interface design? Who cares? I would go so far as to recommend this to any programmer, regardless of his personal interest in GUI design. While “GUI Bloopers” is more focused on current, ‘standard’ elements of interface design, and how to avoid the most popular mistakes when planning and designing interfaces, it still contains a lot of timeless, important material on general topics and rules of interface design. Raskin goes beyond current interfaces in his book on “Humane Interfaces”. Based on theoretical founding (“one locus of attention”), he develops new ways...