Recommended Reading

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Recommended Reading

This page collects both bibliography as well as links to online literature. The scope is development for OOo, in various programming languages.


Software engineering in general

  • Design Patterns - Erich Gamma et al. - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code - Martin Fowler et al. - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • The Pragmatic Programmer - Andrew Hunt, David Thomas - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Sustainable Software Development: An Agile Perspective - Kevin Tate - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Concurrent Programming in Java 2nd edition - Doug Lea - Publisher: Addison-Wesley.
    Yes, this is a Java book. But the concepts within are universally applicable.

C++ Programming

The basics:

  • C++ Primer 4th edition - Stanley B Lippman, Josee Lajoie - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Accelerated C++ - Andrew Koenig, Barbara Moo - Publisher: Addison-Wesley

The reference:

  • The C++ Programming Language Special Edition - Bjarne Stroustrup - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • the ISO C++ standard
    • preliminary, but free draft
    • official c++ standard (2003er revision, huge price tag)

Simply indispensable:

  • Exceptional C++ - Herb Sutter - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • More Exceptional C++ - Herb Sutter - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Exceptional C++ Style - Herb Sutter - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Effective C++ 2nd edition - Scott Meyers - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Effective STL - Scott Meyers - Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • C++ Coding Standards - Herb Sutter, Andrei Alexandrescu - Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Advanced Topics:

A really complete resource for the essential stuff written about C++ is ACCU's (Association of C/C++ Users) collection of book reviews

Java Programming


  • Java Examples in a Nutshell - Flanagan, D - Publisher: O'Reilly
  • Java in a Nutshell (deluxe Edition) - various authors - Publisher: O'Reilly


Tips and Tricks:

Python Programming

OOo Basic Programming

BASIC Programmers Guide

Free Resources

From the above list, everything that's free (as in free beer):

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