3-Tier Client/Server At Work

Jeri Edwards with Deborah DeVoe

N-tiered architectures explained simply.



Lawrence Lessig

How culture is built into software — superb thinking on a complex topic.


Expressive Systems

Richard Pawson

Radical business software


I Sing the Body Electronic

Fred Moody

Wonderful wonderful read of a software development project at Microsoft… great reading for leaders in ANY industry — hard to get a copy of but will likely be worth the struggle



Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister

Absolutely great piece on software development that compliments The Mythical Man Month


The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison

Mike Wilson

More than you probably want to know about Larry Ellison but superb superb piece nonetheless on the database market


The Mythical Man-Month

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

Fantastic piece on developing software at IBM for the famous 360 computer in the 1960s — lessons learned


Inside the Secret Software Power

Gerd Meissner

I lost this book on SAP and wasn’t upset.. Simple thumbnail sketch.


Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects

Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

I love the mental models that DeMarco and Lister present about software development and that they go way past the world of software. Very insightful folks.