[Chicago] Recommended Reading

Japhy Bartlett japhy at pearachute.com
Mon Dec 29 17:21:23 CET 2014

Once you've gone through Design Patterns (or Code Complete), you're
probably going to dig more into whatever particular niche you'd like to
work with, imo.  At a certain point, it's more about learning the nuances
of the tools and libraries.

If you're planning on making a career out of this, "The Mythical Man Month"
is a classic book about building things with teams, and "The Peter
Principle" is a still relevant satire about how organizations become

- Japhy

On Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Philip House <
philiphouse2015 at u.northwestern.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I had some questions about recommended reading for next steps as a
> developer, specifically in Python.  For some context, I'm a computer
> science student preparing to graduate and I'm looking to learn more and
> grow my understanding of Python and how it can be used.  I've used Python
> for web applications, some basic scripting, and a few other small
> applications.
> I've read Code Complete, and I'm currently in the process of reading the
> Pragmatic Programmer, however I'm looking for a more technical book to
> expand my toolset and skillset.  Are there any good Python books that you
> would recommend as an aspiring software developer?  Or any books that you
> read when you were first getting started that helped a lot? I'm pretty open
> to reading anything that will help!
> Thank you! Let me know if there's any other things that would be helpful
> to know in making book recommendations as well :)
> Phil
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