One of the things that I used to do on a previous blog (and on a fairly consistent basis) was read a number of books related to software engineering or related topics, and then discuss how I viewed them as being applicable to my current set of work.
In the past, I’ve read and discussed things such as:
- Code Complete
- The Design of Every Day Things
- Don’t Make Me Think
- Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices
- …and more
Many of these books have drastically changed the way that I approach software development. Unfortunately, the blog on which these ideas have been captured is long gone.
Though I’m not big on resolutions, I figured that this would be a good time to try to restart this effort.
The Mythical Man Month
Over Christmas, I received a copy of The Mythical Man Month which is something that’s been on my reading list for sometime. Naturally, I’m looking forward to reading it, but thought that this would be a good opportunity to discuss the topic at hand within the context of WordPress development.
So as I complete certain essays, I’m aiming to share my thoughts and notes on what I’ve read and publish any key take aways for how I see this influencing my future work.
On top of that, since I’ve actually published this post, I’m forcing some level of accountability; otherwise, it will sit idly without any follow-ups and that’ll be embarrassing .
In the meantime, if you’re reading anything related to development or design, feel free to link it up in the comments.