Six Books Every Programmer Should Read

The folks at Dr. Dobb’s have put out their annual list of finalists and winners in the Jolt Awards. These awards are meant to recognize the best books related to software development published each year. This year’s winners include the following:

  1. Jolt Excellence Award: Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation, by Jez Humble and David Farley
  2. Jolt Productivity Award: Mining the Social Web: Analyzing Data from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Media Sites, by Matthew A. Russell
  3. Jolt Productivity Award: Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages, by Bruce A. Tate
  4. Jolt Finalist: The Joy of Clojure: Thinking the Clojure Way, by Michael Fogus and Chris Houser
  5. Jolt Finalist: The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A: Combinatorial Algorithms, Part 1, by Donald E. Knuth
  6. Jolt Finalist: Domain-Specific Languages, by Martin Fowler with Rebecca Parsons

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