> books. I am interested in books that you have read, learned from, and
> consider a keeper. The best of the bunch. A book that influenced you
> in such a way that changed the way you programmed from that point
> forward. What's your favorite book?
I am quite sure K&R is one, but since a lot of people had already
mentioned it, I didn't bother. Gregory Brown's Ruby Best Practices
influenced my Ruby a lot.
I started programming in 8th grade with Robert Lafore's Object
Oriented Programming in C++, and a year later Deitel and Deitel's Java
How To Program. But it doesn't really count for much more than
sentimental value at this point.
Apart from this I am not sure if a book has influenced me so much that
it changed the way I program. Its mostly been people who have
influenced me such, like one of my surrogate mentors in the previous
summer of code. But then I must admit, I haven't read a lot either, or
written loads of code. I am still very much learning
I can add two more books to the list that I like a lot though:
Kernighan and Pike's The Practice of Programming, and Peter Siebel's
Coders at Work. I learned from them a lot, and consider them a keeper.