Thursday, June 25, 2015

Drop Books

The vast majority of books I purchase are for my own enjoyment, but not all of them. There are a few books that I buy over and over, and drop on the desks of friends and colleagues. These books, all technical, are books that I think most programmers will benefit from reading. I call these books "Drop Books"; I drop them and never expect them to be returned.

My main motivation for dropping books is to spread what I think are great ideas. Specifically, I'm always happy to spread the ideas found in the following books:
I know a few of my friends buy Drop Books as well. Spreading solid ideas and supporting authors seems like a win/win to me; hopefully more and more people will begin to do the same.