A Philosophy of Software Design

Author: John Ousterhout
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A Philosophy of Software Design


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by auslegung   2018-12-05
1. The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis 2. A Philosophy of Software Design https://www.amazon.com/dp/1732102201/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EK... 3. Haskell from First Principles http://haskellbook.com 4. Les Miserables 5. Continuous Delivery https://continuousdelivery.com
by sitkack   2018-11-10
For the Tcl internals, was this John Ousterhout's code or some other codebase? Have you read his new (ish) book on Software Design? [1]

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Software-Design-John-Ouste...

by fdsvnsmvas   2018-09-13
Thanks everyone, the comments are much appreciated. Here's a list of books and other media resources recommended so far in the thread:

Robert C. Martin, Clean code: https://www.amazon.com/Clean-Code-Handbook-Software-Craftsma...

Vaughn Vernon, various: https://www.amazon.com/Code-Complete-Practical-Handbook-Cons... 2

Clean coder: https://www.amazon.com/Pragmatic-Programmer-Journeyman-Maste...

Hitchhiker's Guide to Python: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Readable-Code-Practical-Technique...

John Ousterhout, A Philosophy of Software Design: https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Software-Design-John-Ouste... This one looks particularly interesting, thanks AlexCoventry!

Kent Beck, Test Driven Development: https://www.amazon.com/Test-Driven-Development-Kent-Beck/dp/...

Dan Bader, Python Tricks: The Book: https://www.amazon.com/Software-Engineering-10th-Ian-Sommerv...

Svilen Dobrev, various: http://www.svilendobrev.com/rabota/

by lboasso   2018-09-02
Another excellent resource is "A Philosophy of Software Design" [0], from John Ousterhout (known for Tcl/Tk, Raft, RAMCloud, Log-Structured File System). Like Niklaus Wirth, he is striving for designs that fight complexities and yield simple and powerful abstractions. This book is so much better than overrated books like "Code Complete" and "Clean Code" for a fraction of the page count.

[0] https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Software-Design-John-Ouste...

by chubot   2018-08-20
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Software-Design-John-Ouste...

Looks like it was just released!