Recently, I got more interested in the subtleties of different open source licenses. Luis Ibáñez pointed be to some books about that.
The Wisdom of Crowds is one of the latest book I’ve read that got me thinking. The general idea of the book is now quite well-known: combining the decision of a great number of people can reach an optimal choice more reliably than relying on an expert. But there are also several examples that are worth mentioning.
Just finished the book “Coders at work” from Peter Seibel where he interviewed some of the most accomplished coders/programmers in the art/craft/engineering/science of programming.
That was in 2007, I was a bit frustrated with the Design Patterns book and was looking for more concrete examples. Design Patterns, from Gamma et al., is a great book, but required more experience than what I had at that time to get the proper understanding on when to use a given pattern.
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin