To make this list, a book must be on my “close” shelf, and must
- Be useful today
- Be incredibly well written
I have a second list coming, 10 Programming Books You Absolutely Must Read – those are not on my easy reach shelf, but are equally important.
Note also that many of these are not yet released; they represent the updated versions of books I keep close at hand…
Full Disclosure: As an author, I try hard neither to criticize competing books nor to hype mine. You’ll find just one (out of a couple dozen) of my books in this list. Finally, these links are through my private Amazon Associates account, and thus I gain a few pennies if you buy them (more if they are mine).