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Pragmatic Bookshelf

Several years ago I discovered the seminal volume from Andrew Hunt and Dave Thomas, The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master, and it immediately became one of my favorite books about programming. In the last couple of years I have started to collect more and more “Pragmatic” books and each subsequent volume has been a delight. The topics, the coverage, the style, everything about Pragmatic Bookshelf is dead on target.

Over the weekend I picked up Ship It! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects, and just last week I purchased a beta copy of Pragmatic Ajax: A Web 2.0 Primer. The Ajax volume is excellent, even for a beta book, and I am enjoying learning a new UI skill. The description of Ship It! is what caught my eye, “This isn’t a book about a methodology. It’s better than that. It’s the stuff culled from a range of methodologies that together just works.”

I cannot recommend these books and this publisher enough. Quite simply some of the best technical volumes available today.

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