October 16, 2012

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I am starting a series of blogs on what I feel are the “best” programming books I have run across in my career. While the title says “Programming”, I really mean to capture all facets of IT – design, program management, etc. I have been doing this stuff since before most of you were born, but I’ll try to keep my choices to those books that are still in print. (No papayri or chiseled stone tablets.Smile)

I have chosen some arbitrary categories, and will treat each one in a separate post. Please make this truly interactive and chime in with your comments. As well as a learning experience, this is a great way to share with others what has helped you.

To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge. – Dr. Grace Hopper – USN Ret. (Everyone in the IT field should know of this remarkable woman. More on her in a future blog.)

Channel 9 is a Microsoft-sponsored video blog with the latest breaking news on releases, hands-on sessions on new and emerging technologies, and other Microsoft-related news. It can be accessed at:


I get it streamed via Tivo so I can see it large-screen, and I would be surprised if the newer “smart” TVs didn’t also have this capability built-in. However you get it, it is worth an hour of your time here and there to at least check out the content.

The internet? We are not interested in it.Bill Gates (1993)